Episode 74: Perfectly Perfect

Tina and Hillary cover former Fall River Massachusetts mayor Jasiel Correia and former Mayor of DC, Marion Barry.

Tina’s Story
Jasiel Correia became the youngest mayor of Fall River after winning the 2015 election and his early terms were clouded by a 2018 wire fraud charge. But, when he’s arrested again in 2019, his career goes up in smoke.

Hillary’s Story
Marion Barry had a storied legacy of civil rights activism before winning his first term as Washington, DC mayor in 1979. But, when he’s busted for cocaine use in 1990, he risks his career and reputation.

Tina's Story
Jasiel Correia
Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River elects its youngest-ever mayor--by Steve Klamkin

Boston Herald
Fall River council votes no confidence in mayor--by Marie Szaniszlo
Embattled Fall River mayor re-elected--by Associated Press

The Herald News
Group loses bid to deny Correia recall victory, but promises another fight--by Amanda Burke
What we know about sentencing for ex-Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia's co-conspirators--by Jo C. Goode
Mentors, 'fake news,' and money: More head-scratching moments from Jasiel Correia's trial--by Dan Medeiros, Lynne Sullivan, and Linda Murphy
Herald News backs reporter as Mayor Jasiel Correia admits to creating website pushing ‘fake news’ meme--by Will Richmond
City Councilor Correia files civil suit against Mayor Flanagan--by Jo C. Goode
Flanagan won’t face criminal charges in gun-flashing incident with Correia--by Jo C. Goode
Flanagan files countersuit against Correia alleging defamation of character--by Jo C. Goode

Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia convicted on multiple counts

US Department of Justice
Former Fall River Mayor Convicted of Extorting Marijuana Vendors and Defrauding Investors
Fall River Mayor Charged with Extorting Marijuana Vendors for Cash

A guide to the 24 criminal counts against Jasiel Correia--by Steph Macado

Boston City Life
The Short, Wild Ride of Correia the Kid--by Chris Sweeney

The Public’s Radiiio
Witnesses describe unraveling of Jasiel Correia’s business career--by Ben Berke

The Gloucester Times
Onetime wunderkind Massachusetts mayor guilty of corruption--By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER

Boston Globe
‘Our city was for sale’: Fall River officials react after former mayor Jasiel Correia found guilty of extortion, fraud--By Nick Stoico

Wunderkind ex-mayor to face jurors in fraud, bribery case--by Alanna Durkin Richer

Boston Magazine
Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia Has Been Arrested… Again--by Spencer Buell

Jasiel Correia's ex-girlfriend details his lavish spending on Day 4 in corruption trial--by Kelly O’Neil
Prosecutors say Jasiel Correia blew $228K disguised as business expenditures--by Kelly O’Neil

Fun 107
Fall River Councillor Says Mayor Flanagan Brandished Gun At Late Night Meeting--by Michael Rock

The New York Times
Fall River Ex-Mayor, Who Impressed Voters With His Zeal, Is Convicted of Corruption--by Jesus Jimenez

Mass City Councilor Says Mayor Threatened Him with Gun--by Legacy User

Mayor Jasiel Corriea--via Correia’s Facebook Page
Mayor Jasiel Corriea speaks to press after conviction--screenshot from WCVB 5
Mayor Jasiel Recall Election Flyer--via Correia’s Facebook Page

Hillary's Story
The Washington Post
Barry Arrested on Cocaine Charges in Undercover FBI, Police Operation--by Sharon LaFraniere

Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry arrested on drug charges

USA Today
Son of late embattled D.C. mayor Marion Barry dies at 36--by Greg Toppo

Marion Barry: American activist and politician

The New York Times
Marion Barry, Washington’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ Even After Prison, Dies at 78--by David Stout

Marion Barry

WAMU 88.5
Marion Barry, Beloved And Polarizing Legend Of D.C. Politics, Dies At 78--by Jacob Fenston

The Takeaway
Remembering D.C. Mayor Marion Barry

US News
D.C.'s Mayor Was Arrested for Smoking Crack 23 Years Ago--by Steven Nelson

Marion Barry--photo by Vincent Grey (CC BY 2.0)
Barry in FBI Sting Video--photo screenshot via Vice