Former Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week


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Submitted: Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:31pm
Updated: Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:10pm
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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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