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Former Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week


CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -- Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as next week on a plea to a public corruption charge.

Multiple media outlets reported that court documents show that federal probation officials have completed their presentencing report for Cannon.

The document says US District Judge Frank Whitney will sentence Cannon on Sept. 3 or later.

Cannon has pleaded guilty to taking more than $50,000 in bribes from FBI undercover agents. An affidavit in the case says Cannon sought more than $1 million in kickbacks during a meeting in his office.

Cannon was arrested last March and resigned that day. He pleaded guilty June 3.

Cannon faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced.

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I'm sure it was a simple

I'm sure it was a simple oversight that they omitted his party affiliation. he is a minority and should be granted lenience during the sentencing. after all he had good intentions and that's all that matters


I was expecting libs to post comments condemning the abuse of power here. Where are they?


How come no political party identification?

Media bias evidence

Typical AP reporting. In case you missed it, the fact that he is a DEMOCRAT was omitted. Probably just an innocent oversight...Yeah, right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wouldn't look for any serious active sentence. He has a clean record and, being a politician, his actions can be mostly overlooked as an occupational hazard.

Where is Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.... take a stance and support their brothers in times of crisis like this?


they were in Washington, at the White House, arranging a full pardon to be handed down just prior to sentencing.

Those guys (And the mobs),

Those guys (And the mobs), only show up, when it's "Gotcha-Whitey".

Maybe they're lining up a

Maybe they're lining up a job for him, in Detroit. After he gets his "Slap On The Wrist".