Skip to comments.Charlotte mayor arrested just SIX MONTHS into job for allegedly taking $50,000 in bribes
Posted on 03/27/2014 7:28:20 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested Wednesday and accused of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city.
Mayor Patrick Cannon, a 47-year-old Democrat who rose from the city's public housing projects to become a successful businessman and politician, faces federal theft and bribery charges.
Cannon accepted more than $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and the use of a luxury apartment as bribes and solicited more than $1 million more, according to a criminal complaint....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Successful businessman, my eye! He’s probably been bribing and stealing his whole damn life. You don’t suddenly wake up and become a dishonest pol. The seeds are sown much earlier.
I just hate when that happens...
Dems are already throwing him under the bus.
A future Barack Obama’s career aborted by corruption.
Charlotte has always wanted to be a “world class city”. Looks like they hit the big time with the UK Mail story. Following the precedent set by former House Speaker Jim Black, the price for buying a North Carolina politician is $50,000. I wonder if we will ever learn how much former Governor Perdue “earned”.
bev, the chickin’ lady did hers the honest way. She forced the legislature, which during her tenure was in democrat hands, to vote her the money and her family.
A lot of democrats seem to be getting the “perp walk” lately....
How would this abort a Democrat’s career? If nothing else, it opens lots of opportunities in that Party of Thieves.
He's probably not a Dem.
Not nearly enough.
He accepted only $50,000 in bribes? Amateur!
Some politicians go into office without much Net Worth then ......WHA-LAA !!!
Doesn’t seem like the DOTS would be that hard to connect
Especially with how well the Federal Government can spy on you and then manipulate the IRS as enforcer
There is a rumor (well maybe it is not a rumor) that foxx, the former mayor of Charlotte currently the transportation secretary for obama gave up cannon to keep the FBI from investigating him. Maybe foxx was the first to throw cannon under the bus?
“solicited more than $1 million more”
He had a dream.
Interesting that this administration would go after a black mayor. Must be more to this story.
Now that was Belly Laugh funny!
I needed that
Successful businessman = Affirmative Action Beneficiary
Sounds like New Jersey. I remember around 8 years ago they arrested a DemocRAT Mayor in Jersey practically a month after he took office for shaking people down. And what did the morons there do? Replace him with another Democrat. Same with New York city, all the time they bust DemocRATS in the minority neighborhoods for doing everything from ripping off charities to shaking down people to giving their boyfriends or girlfriends 6 figure income “jobs” in which they do absolutely nothing. And of course the morons replace them with more DemocRATS.
Perhaps the only bargaining chip on the table was Philadelphia? IIRC, the newly elected AG (D) in the state of Pennsylvania shut down all the investigations into the wrongdoing in that state. Yep, it was democRATs that were set to go down according to the rumors but is this a rumor?
I'm sensing a sea change.
Maybe Sally Sweetlies is getting fed up?
The democrat party is a criminal organization.
I didn’t even have to look at the photos to know certain things. I’ve learned to read between the lines very well.
He just got released on bail...
Birds of a feather.
This country is never going to recover until we clean out the corruption of Democratically-held cities. I know a lot of freepers don’t like big cities, but I do, and until they are run by responsible, traditional, honest adults, we are never going to re-achieve greatness.
I don’t think it is a rumor, as named sources cme out and sid it was true.
Thank You. Wonder how America can come together and react to the news on the same page as Conservatives? Realizing it may not fully ever happen but I, like Martin Luther King Jr., have a dream where a man or a woman will not be judged by the color of their skin and instead are judged by the content of their character. Yes, I believe Martin Luther King Jr. was a republican and that is why he had to be murdered. Should have checked the reverend jessie closer because is for certain the reverend jackson made a deal with the devil and the democRATs.
Oh, Yee of little ethics.
If he is convicted he can join the democrat mayor cell block with the likes of Kilpatrick, and Nagin. Any others?
Just validating some stereotype ?
Charlotte DEMOCRAT mayor arrested just SIX MONTHS into job for allegedly taking $50,000 in bribes.
Brit publication. They don't have to follow The Rules.
Can you even imagine a successful (legit) businessman falling for $48K in bribes? If he’s that successful, $48K is chump change; the temptation would hardly be worth the consequences.
Bill Clinton’s networth is more than George Bush Sr. and George Bush Jr. combined!
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