Judge Throws Out No-Jail Deal For Corrupt Mayor's Aide

Law360 (June 10, 2021, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The chief of staff to a former Massachusetts mayor convicted on corruption charges may have to face a jury of her own after a federal judge on Thursday rejected a plea agreement that would have spared her any prison time.

Genoveva Andrade had reached a deal with the government for her role in helping former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia shake down marijuana shops for cash in exchange for a letter allowing them to open in the city.

The plea agreement called for a time-served sentence and a $10,000 fine, but U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock said during a hearing...

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