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Charlotte mayor arrested on federal corruption charges (North Carolina)
WSOC TV ^ | 3/26/2014 | Not Specified

Posted on 03/26/2014 11:24:17 AM PDT by RightGeek

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

The federal criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court charged Cannon, 47, with theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, honest services wire fraud and extortion under color of official right.

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The complaint and law enforcement affidavit allege that Cannon accepted the bribes from the undercover FBI agents on five separate occasions. On the last occasion, on Feb. 21 Cannon allegedly accepted $20,000 in cash in the mayor’s office. According to the complaint and the affidavit, between January 2013 and February 2014, Cannon allegedly accepted from the undercover agents over $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and use of a luxury apartment in exchange for the use of his official position.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsoctv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; cannon; charlotte; northcarolina; patrickcannon
Another big city Democrat crook, but don't look for Democrat in the article.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 11:24:18 AM PDT by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

Outfrigging STANDING!


2 posted on 03/26/2014 11:25:37 AM PDT by moovova (The British equate aborted baby bodies to BTUs.)
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To: RightGeek

Too bad they elected a corruptocrat after our current Gov.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 11:25:49 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: RightGeek

BUT HE JUST GOT ELECTED, LOL.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 11:25:54 AM PDT by struggle
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To: RightGeek

I’m amazed that H0lder hasn’t quashed this affront to People of Color.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 11:26:25 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RightGeek

“Another big city Democrat crook, but don’t look for Democrat in the article.”

It always takes research on the internet to find out party affiliation.....whenever it’s a Democrat.

IMHO


6 posted on 03/26/2014 11:27:11 AM PDT by ripley
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To: RightGeek

I knew it had to be a Democrat or the Headline would have started with the word Republican.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 11:27:45 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: RightGeek

There seems to be a pattern.....


8 posted on 03/26/2014 11:28:10 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: RightGeek

You can always tell when a Dem has done a naughty when the article doesn’t mention the party affiliation


9 posted on 03/26/2014 11:29:21 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RightGeek

has posted bail ... and been released pending court.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 11:31:13 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: RightGeek

African-American and Democrat ... just thought I would add those words since the “journ-0-lists” managed to leave those meaningless details out ...


11 posted on 03/26/2014 11:32:05 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: RightGeek

hat tip....look for former Pittsburgh RAT Mayor Luke Ravenstahl to be next.

Investigations are underway on missing property from the Mayor’s Office and data that was mysteriously scrubbed from his computer.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 11:33:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Investigations are underway on missing property from the Mayor’s Office and data that was mysteriously scrubbed from his computer.”

SOP for Rat mayors.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 11:35:05 AM PDT by FAA
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To: RightGeek

Screams of “IT’S RACIST!!!” in 3... 2...

oh wait...
Too late.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 11:35:17 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: RightGeek
Another big city Democrat crook, but don't look for Democrat in the article.

Yes, I was looking for that. Its absence was all I needed to know the answer.

15 posted on 03/26/2014 11:37:55 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: RightGeek

Wherever there’s big money floating around corrupt dems usually aren’t far behind. Other than the financial district in New York I would say Charlotte has about as much as any place on earth. Excluding d.c. of course.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT by barmag25 (There is nothing that a man needs that he can't find in the North Georgia mountains.)
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To: RightGeek

I did not see any mention of Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon’s party affiliation, so I guess he is an Independent? It’s possible. Maybe. Could be. LOL.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 11:39:11 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: ripley; All

They just now changed it to note he is a Dem. Several on the paper’s Facebook link commented on it not being there.

“Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, a Democrat, was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced.”

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/26/4795861/charlotte-mayor-patrick-cannon.html#.UzMZvX7D-M8#storylink=cpy


18 posted on 03/26/2014 11:39:56 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: RightGeek

This is third or fourth D politician in a week that has been arrested for corruption. What’s up? Why all the arrests now?


19 posted on 03/26/2014 11:41:22 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

Probably trying to flush all the turds before the election season starts.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 11:42:29 AM PDT by struggle
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To: RightGeek

I read the entire article but had to refer to the picture to find out whether he was Democrat or Republican.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 11:53:52 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: RightGeek
At this point, I think it is safe to say that at least half the Democrat party is composed of criminals. Whether U.S. voters start to understand this remains to be seen, of course, but there might be hope for this country if enough people come to this realization AND do something about it.
22 posted on 03/26/2014 12:03:43 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: RightGeek

He looked nice in a suit. The Charlotte mayor is largely ceremonial, but plenty of chances to steal.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 12:04:53 PM PDT by olepap (Your old Pappy)
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To: olepap

He’s totally a Democrat in a democrat run city. Hopefully they will catch some more in the net since they have been investigating him for a couple of years, apparently.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 12:09:22 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: bigtoona

HEY !! MooShell !! Add this name to the Pardon List,,,,,


25 posted on 03/26/2014 12:25:23 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: olepap

“He looked nice in a suit....”

Clean, too.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 12:30:47 PM PDT by moovova (The British equate aborted baby bodies to BTUs.)
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To: RightGeek

I thought he was black Irish- Holder


27 posted on 03/26/2014 12:31:59 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Major Matt Mason

The democratic party is has been absorded by or morphed into the mafia. It is now one and the same.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 12:40:51 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: RightGeek

Any chance he was a MAIG-maggot also?


29 posted on 03/26/2014 12:48:21 PM PDT by Peet (The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle)
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To: struggle

“Probably trying to flush all the turds before the election season starts.”

There isn’t a sewer big enough if they really went after corruption at the state and local level. Besides, the Federal officeholders have already stopped up the john. We would have a budget surplus if we could actually root out and incarcerate all the guys like this one.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 1:37:42 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Major Matt Mason

“At this point, I think it is safe to say that at least half the Democrat party is composed of criminals. “

I think your figure is quite low, and then you have to add in the crooks in the GOP to complete the picture.


31 posted on 03/26/2014 1:39:10 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: RightGeek

Same MO for all of Congress, the Supreme Court. Extortion-Care anti-christ.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 1:56:10 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: ripley
WPTF 680 in Raleigh studiously avoided mentioning his party affiliation. They undoubtedly do not want to offend their new advertiser, MoveOn.org.

WPTF used to be a pretty good station, but even since Limbaugh moved they have been slowly drifting to the left.

33 posted on 03/26/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: tcrlaf

“Charlotte Mayor....a Democrat.....was arrested.”

May all the rocks be lifted and may all the Democrats under them squint as they’re exposed to the light.

IMHO


34 posted on 03/27/2014 5:17:41 AM PDT by ripley
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