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Charlotte mayor arrested just SIX MONTHS into job for allegedly taking $50,000 in bribes
The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 27, 2014 | Associated Press

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 ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; charlotte; corruptdems; cultureofcorruption; freepmuch; mayor; northcarolina; patrickcannon

1 posted on 03/27/2014 7:28:20 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 7:31:05 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Uncle Chip

I just hate when that happens...


3 posted on 03/27/2014 7:32:33 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Uncle Chip

Dems are already throwing him under the bus.

A future Barack Obama’s career aborted by corruption.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Uncle Chip

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”.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 7:34:10 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Uncle Chip
Rat Party affiliation mentioned in the second sentence....pretty impressive.
6 posted on 03/27/2014 7:36:33 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: DeFault User

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.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 7:36:48 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Uncle Chip

A lot of democrats seem to be getting the “perp walk” lately....


8 posted on 03/27/2014 7:37:59 AM PDT by apillar
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To: goldstategop

How would this abort a Democrat’s career? If nothing else, it opens lots of opportunities in that Party of Thieves.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 7:38:22 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: goldstategop
Dems are already throwing him under the bus.

He's probably not a Dem.

10 posted on 03/27/2014 7:38:49 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (Looking forward to November elections.)
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To: apillar
A lot of democrats seem to be getting the “perp walk” lately....

Not nearly enough.

11 posted on 03/27/2014 7:38:50 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Uncle Chip
The former mayor resigned Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 26, 2014.

Cannon for Mayor website

12 posted on 03/27/2014 7:39:13 AM PDT by deport
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To: Uncle Chip

He accepted only $50,000 in bribes? Amateur!


13 posted on 03/27/2014 7:39:46 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Uncle Chip

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


14 posted on 03/27/2014 7:39:57 AM PDT by jcon40
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To: Uncle Chip

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?


15 posted on 03/27/2014 7:40:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: deport
Surprise!
16 posted on 03/27/2014 7:41:35 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Typical DIMocRAT...typical.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 7:41:38 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Uncle Chip

“solicited more than $1 million more”

He had a dream.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 7:42:40 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jcon40
Some politicians go into office without much Net Worth then ......WHA-LAA !!!

EXHIBIT A:

19 posted on 03/27/2014 7:44:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Interesting that this administration would go after a black mayor. Must be more to this story.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 7:46:13 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: BenLurkin

Now that was Belly Laugh funny!

I needed that

thx


21 posted on 03/27/2014 7:47:14 AM PDT by jcon40
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To: miss marmelstein

Successful businessman = Affirmative Action Beneficiary


22 posted on 03/27/2014 7:48:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 7:48:22 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: Starstruck
Must be more to this story.

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?

24 posted on 03/27/2014 7:50:22 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Uncle Chip; Mycroft Holmes
Democrat mentioned in the second paragraph???

I'm sensing a sea change.

Maybe Sally Sweetlies is getting fed up?


25 posted on 03/27/2014 8:15:54 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: Uncle Chip

The democrat party is a criminal organization.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 8:24:18 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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I didn’t even have to look at the photos to know certain things. I’ve learned to read between the lines very well.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 8:40:00 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: I want the USA back
Speaking of which, the California Dem who was arrested yesterday for conspiring to import RPGs and full auto machine guns into the US from a Philippine muslim terrorist organization, you know, the one who is on tape saying he wanted to escape to the Philippines and become an arms dealer, that one?

He just got released on bail...

28 posted on 03/27/2014 8:42:40 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Birds of a feather.

29 posted on 03/27/2014 8:44:56 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: dfwgator

Yes, indeed.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 8:45:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 762X51

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.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 8:47:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: no-to-illegals

I don’t think it is a rumor, as named sources cme out and sid it was true.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 8:50:42 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

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.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 8:59:46 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: I want the USA back

Oh, Yee of little ethics.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 10:04:39 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Uncle Chip

If he is convicted he can join the democrat mayor cell block with the likes of Kilpatrick, and Nagin. Any others?


35 posted on 03/27/2014 10:38:12 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Uncle Chip; et al

Just validating some stereotype ?


36 posted on 03/27/2014 11:49:13 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Charlotte DEMOCRAT mayor arrested just SIX MONTHS into job for allegedly taking $50,000 in bribes.

Headline corrected.


37 posted on 03/27/2014 1:46:29 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Gay State Conservative
Rat Party affiliation mentioned in the second sentence....pretty impressive.

Brit publication. They don't have to follow The Rules.

38 posted on 03/27/2014 1:48:14 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yep!


39 posted on 03/27/2014 1:49:56 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Last evening Brian Williams mentioned this story on the news. No party affiliation mentioned, so it was safe to assume it was another democ’rat, that and the fact he's black. If it were a pubbie the party affiliation would be front and center ...
40 posted on 03/27/2014 2:03:48 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


41 posted on 03/27/2014 2:07:43 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: BenLurkin

Bill Clinton’s networth is more than George Bush Sr. and George Bush Jr. combined!


42 posted on 03/27/2014 7:03:48 PM PDT by zorkon128
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