March 28, 2014 •
Charlotte Mayor Resigns After Corruption, Bribery Charges Filed
Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned Wednesday amid allegations of federal public corruption and taking bribes. The allegations stem from Cannon, on several occasions, accepting over $48,000 of bribes from federal undercover agents posing as businessmen seeking city contracts.
If convicted on all charges, Cannon could face up to 50 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines.
Cannon held the mayoral office only four months; he was elected in November 2013.
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