Skip to comments.Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested, faces corruption charges
Posted on 03/26/2014 3:44:08 PM PDT by mdittmar
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The mayor of North Carolina's largest city has been arrested on public corruption charges.
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It is the dog that doesn’t bark.
No but they sure did have Republican in the article for the governor as if to imply birds of a feather ... I also wonder if the reporter has been chastised for implying the mayor is black since he attended a black university?
I wonder how many corruption an treason charges the Onewould have if they tallied it all up
No mention of political affiliation on NBC, either. Not terribly surprising.
But, not a problem. It’s become as obvious to everyone as news stories involving “gangs of youths”...the news media is at this point embarrassing itself, if, indeed, it can be embarrassed.
By my count, 23 paragraphs without mentioning his (Democratic) political affiliation. I think that’s a new record. Yet they somehow squeezed in the Republican governor’s party affiliation.
First hint is a photo:
DemBro...one of Eric’s folks
cross referencing two other threads..
Sons of Obama.
If Obama had a brother.
He’s a democrat, his biggest opponent in the election was another democrat named Smuggie. I thought we lucked out and got the lesser of two evils.
I hope every article printed that doesn’t mention the crook Democrat Patrick Cannon’s party affiliation gets posted.
He could serve up to 20 years if convicted on all counts:
He faces a maximum sentence of:
10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for theft and bribery
20 years and $1,000,000 fine for honest services wire fraud
20 years and $250,000 fine for extortion
Department of Justice Release
DOJ Criminal Complaint
Fire that Cannon!
Interesting article with some details of the activities which led to the arrest.
Then again all of us knew he was a democrat BECAUSE it was missing from the story...
We ‘get’ the biased haters AND their ways...
McCrory is a Republican first-term governor. Cannon, a Democrat, was elected in 2013.
Well,well well, two out of three. No surprise there.
The new interim Mayor is Cannon’s fellow rat, City Councilman Michael Barnes, the Mayor Pro Tem.
I believe the council (9 to 2 rat) gets to decide who will serve the rest of the term, no special election. Unfortunate, as the term just recently started. The city has a Council/Manager form of government and the Mayor serves a 2 year term (next election in Nov. 2015), but he does have veto power (2/3 to override).
That’s outrageous. Given that this guy just took office, the public should demand a special election at the earliest.
He was mayor pro-tem when Anthony Fox left to be Obama’s Transportation secretary. The investigation began FOUR years ago WHILE Fox was still the mayor and Cannon was just elected mayor last year. Here’s hoping they can find out Fox knew about it all and didn’t care (he may have even been doing it himself). Had the public known about this, I would hope Cannon would have had to withdraw since nobody would vote for him except the usual suspects. The Dems pulled a fast one on Charlotte!
His opponent was a RINO named Edwin Peacock (I kid you not). Too bad Obama's pal Anthony Fox (the former mayor, now Transportation Secretary) kept the FOUR year investigation secret from the voting public as Cannon won the mayoral election just last November. I wouldn't be surprised if Fox did the same things Cannon is accused of.
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