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Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested, faces corruption charges
CBS News/AP ^ | March 26, 2014 | CBS News/AP

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.


U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said Wednesday that Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is facing theft and bribery charges.

Tompkins says Cannon solicited and accepted bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as real estate developers who wanted to do business in Charlotte. According to the criminal complaint, Cannon is accused of accepting bribes from the agents on five separate occasions. On the most recent occasion, on February 21,2014, Cannon allegedly accepted $20,000 in cash in the mayor's office.

He's also accused of accepting from the undercover agents over $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room, and use of a luxury apartment between January 2013 and February 2014 in exchange for the use of his official position.

If convicted on all the charges, he faces 20 years in prison and more than $1 million in fines.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 4ththread; alreadyposted; anthonyfoxx; fbi; northcarolina; patrickcannon
Didn't see the word Democrat in the article,maybe I missed it.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 3:44:08 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

It is the dog that doesn’t bark.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 3:51:53 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: mdittmar
Didn't see the word Democrat in the article,maybe I missed it.

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?

3 posted on 03/26/2014 3:52:31 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: mdittmar

I wonder how many corruption an treason charges the Onewould have if they tallied it all up


4 posted on 03/26/2014 3:52:41 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: mdittmar
 photo PATRICKCANNON_zps8515de28.jpeg
5 posted on 03/26/2014 3:54:46 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 3:55:21 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: mdittmar

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.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 3:59:02 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: mdittmar
We'll have to play "Guess What Party" as it's not mentioned on the article.

First hint is a photo:


8 posted on 03/26/2014 3:59:21 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: mdittmar

DemBro...one of Eric’s folks


9 posted on 03/26/2014 4:00:27 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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cross referencing two other threads..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3137707/posts

and

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3137592/posts


10 posted on 03/26/2014 4:06:29 PM PDT by deport
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To: Adder

Sons of Obama.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 4:08:56 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (Posting here = IRS audit.)
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To: mdittmar

If Obama had a brother.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 4:22:46 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: capydick

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.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 4:24:00 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: deport

I hope every article printed that doesn’t mention the crook Democrat Patrick Cannon’s party affiliation gets posted.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 4:37:50 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: deport

He could serve up to 20 years if convicted on all counts:

http://www.wcnc.com/news/politics/bBreakingb-Mayor-Patrick-Cannon-arrested-for-public-corruption-252483281.html

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
http://images.bimedia.net/documents/Cannon+Press+Release.pdf

DOJ Criminal Complaint
http://www.justice.gov/usao/ncw/forms/cannoncomplaint.pdf


15 posted on 03/26/2014 4:40:09 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport
The former mayor resigned Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 26, 2014.

Cannon for Mayor website

16 posted on 03/26/2014 4:48:51 PM PDT by deport
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To: mdittmar

Fire that Cannon!

CC


17 posted on 03/26/2014 4:52:36 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: deport

Charlotte mayor resigns after arrest on corruption charges

Interesting article with some details of the activities which led to the arrest.

18 posted on 03/26/2014 4:54:41 PM PDT by deport
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To: mdittmar
CBS was too busy kissing democrat butt to notice the guy was a democrat... I'm sooooooo surprised they ‘missed’ that little piece of information.../s
19 posted on 03/26/2014 5:08:45 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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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...


20 posted on 03/26/2014 5:10:18 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: mdittmar

McCrory is a Republican first-term governor. Cannon, a Democrat, was elected in 2013.

Well,well well, two out of three. No surprise there.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 9:35:13 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: mdittmar; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Viennacon; MitchellC; BillyBoy

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).


22 posted on 03/26/2014 10:08:46 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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That’s outrageous. Given that this guy just took office, the public should demand a special election at the earliest.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 10:12:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: mdittmar

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!


24 posted on 03/26/2014 11:54:32 PM PDT by boatbums (Simul justis et peccator.)
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To: bigtoona
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.

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.

25 posted on 03/26/2014 11:59:46 PM PDT by boatbums (Simul justis et peccator.)
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