Following the verification of 4533 signatures in the recall effort against Mayor Jasiel Correia II, the City Council has asked for his resignation. Correia is contesting the signatures.
Petitioners handed in nearly 6000 and needed 2510 valids. Correia, who was arrested on federal wire and tax fraud charges for defrauding investors, has also faced a city council no confidence vote.
Fall River recalled and removed Mayor Will Flanagan in 2014. Flanagan is a potential candidate in a recall race.