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....
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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.
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