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Massachusetts mayor charged with extorting marijuana businesses


(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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