Jasiel Correia II, the already embattled mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, was arrested Friday on new federal extortion charges for allegedly operating a scheme to help marijuana vendors get approval to operate in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.

Prosecutors said in exchange for his signature, two marijuana vendors agreed to pay Correia $250,000, another agreed to pay him $150,000 and a fourth $100,000.

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