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Massachusetts mayor charged with extorting marijuana businesses

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(This story has been updated to include details from the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.) The mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, was arrested Friday on charges he conspired to extort $600,000 from at least four business owners in exchange for official letters needed to obtain a license to set up a marijuana business, according to federal authorities. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's chief of staff was arrested on similar charges, according to a tweet from the FBI's Boston office. Two others...

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