Jasiel Correia, the former mayor of Fall River, turned himself into a federal prison on Friday after exhausting his legal options to remain free on bail while appealing numerous corruption and fraud convictions.

The Bureau of Prisons reports that Correia surrendered himself to the Federal Correctional Institution, Berlin in New Hampshire around noon.

The 30-year-old is beginning his six-year prison sentence nearly a year after a jury found Correia, once the youngest mayor in Fall River’s history, guilty of 21 crimes.

During a four-week trial that ended last May, witnesses described an extortion racket where business owners seeking to open marijuana dispensaries in Fall River paid Correia bribes worth tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for mayoral approval. Correia was also found guilty of defrauding investors in a start-up he founded before taking office.

U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock later overturned several of Correia’s convictions, finding technical errors in the government’s case that Correia committed wire fraud, despite testimony from former investors and federal investigators who said Correia spent hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company’s accounts on luxury goods for himself.

Correia is appealing his remaining convictions in the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The former mayor had not spent any time incarcerated for his crimes until he surrendered himself to custody on Friday. During the 11 months he was free on bail following his conviction, Correia got married and helped manage a restaurant in downtown Fall River partly owned by his wife’s family.

During that time, Judge Woodlock delayed the date Correia was due to report to prison six times, giving the former mayor and his new team of lawyers time to prepare an opening appellate brief.

Neither Correia nor his lawyers could be reached for comment.

Ben Berke is the South Coast Bureau Reporter for The Public’s Radio. He can be reached at bberke@thepublicsradio.org. Follow him on Twitter @BenBerke6.