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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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8 Comments on "Former Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week"

Heimie Schmelter
2015 years 8 months ago

…to take a stance and support their brothers in times of crisis like this?

2015 years 8 months ago

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

2015 years 8 months ago

Those guys (And the mobs), only show up, when it’s “Gotcha-Whitey”.

2015 years 8 months ago

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

2015 years 8 months ago

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.

2015 years 8 months ago

How come no political party identification?

2015 years 8 months ago

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

2015 years 8 months ago

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


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