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Charlotte mayor arrested on federal public corruption charges
Charlotte Observer ^ | 03/26/14 | Mark Washburn, Jim Morrill and Mike Gordon /

Posted on 03/26/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT by Robe

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/26/4795861/charlotte-mayor-patrick-cannon.html#.UzMT-F4owY4#storylink=cpy

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: blackkk; charlotte; corruption; democrats; fbi; holderspeople; northcarolina; patrickcannon; unfitforoffice
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced.

Cannon was charged with theft and bribery after an FBI sting operation, said Anne Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

FBI agents, working on a tip that Cannon, 47, was potentially involved in illegal activities, started an investigation in August 2010, Tompkins said in a statement.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/26/4795861/charlotte-mayor-patrick-cannon.html#.UzMT-F4owY4#storylink=cpy

1 posted on 03/26/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT by Robe
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To: Robe

Since it doesn’t say, he’s a Demonrat.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 11:15:50 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Robe

Must be a democrat not a word on his party in article.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 11:16:18 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Robe

The bitch set him up.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 11:16:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Robe

Racism again.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 11:16:43 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: driftdiver

And one of Holder’s people.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 11:16:56 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Robe

It took them until the end of the 5th paragraph... ;-)


7 posted on 03/26/2014 11:17:44 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Robe

Look for this guy to be a member of the CBC in a couple of years.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 11:17:49 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Robe

DEMOCRAT Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested on federal public corruption charges.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 11:17:54 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: driftdiver

10 posted on 03/26/2014 11:19:33 AM PDT by blam
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To: unlearner

The brotha been framed by dem evil Kochs


11 posted on 03/26/2014 11:19:35 AM PDT by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: Robe

Just more Democrat corruption. Who cares? Only racists. Just ask anyone at NBC News about this.

Nothing to see here, since somewhere, at some time 30-40 years ago, some republican was arrested for corruption, too.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 11:20:15 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Robe

Cannon for Mayor website

13 posted on 03/26/2014 11:21:16 AM PDT by deport
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To: Robe
Something coordinated is going on.

Last week it was the Rhode Island Speaker of the House. Today it's California state senator Leland Yee and Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon.

Who's next? Does Eric Holder know this is going on?

-PJ

14 posted on 03/26/2014 11:22:17 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: blam

yeah, but he’s more of a “white” black like bammeyboy....maybe being a “white” black places you in the “white” category for crimes and feral activity....


15 posted on 03/26/2014 11:24:49 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Robe

When the media doesn’t say the party, we know it’s a democrat.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 11:25:16 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: ozzymandus

Is he “clean” and “articulate”?


17 posted on 03/26/2014 11:25:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: deport

Awww, the wife and kiddies look so proud of Crookdaddy.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 11:26:18 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Political Junkie Too

My thoughts as well. Are we possibly seeing an emergence of actual justice in this country that is ignoring holder and company?


19 posted on 03/26/2014 11:27:28 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Robe

I am guessing he is one of those Harry Reid types... no indication in the story...but maybe the mayor is a nonpartisan office


20 posted on 03/26/2014 11:27:51 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: deport

That’s sad.

He’ll have a hard time explaining all this to those kids.

Takes a special kind of hardness to risk that.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 11:28:50 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Robe; All

Read the full complaint -

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/26/patrick-cannon-indicted_n_5036527.html


22 posted on 03/26/2014 11:29:06 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Ghost of SVR4

More likely the crook wasn’t greasing the right palms at the DOJ.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 11:29:46 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Robe

Birmingham, Charlotte, Detroit, New Orleans, Washington, DC, etc, etc, etc....What is similar about these cities?


24 posted on 03/26/2014 11:32:01 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Robe

Ok the guy is a crook but a 4 year investigation? How much did that cost?


25 posted on 03/26/2014 11:32:23 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Robe
Will he get a hug too?

Melowese Richardson who was convicted of Voter Fraud and released early from a five year prison sentence is hugged by Rev. Al Sharton as he joins State Representative Alicia Reece to kick off the petition drive for Ohio Vote at Word of God Deliverance Family Life Center in Forest Park.

26 posted on 03/26/2014 11:32:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Robe

has posted bail, and been release pending court.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 11:32:49 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Political Junkie Too

The Racist Chinese guy Yee is LONG LONG overdue.

And it appears like a long term investigation.

But mainstream Democrats - Black Democrats - are all mad at Asians in California because they oppose Affirmative Action...since it no longer benefits Asians.

This happened over the last week. Chinese politicians were inundated with complaints about a state Assembly bill that would have overturned Prop. 209, so they opposed it.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 11:33:04 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: ColdOne

From the article, “He is the region’s highest-ranking official to be charged in a corruption case since former N.C. House speaker Jim Black of Matthews was charged. Both are Democrats.”


29 posted on 03/26/2014 11:33:10 AM PDT by Dracomeister (The older I get the less I care about what other people think.)
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To: csvset

How much did it cost? Who tried to derail it while it was trying to gain traction is more like it.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 11:33:29 AM PDT by tioga
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If found guilty could receive ten years.


31 posted on 03/26/2014 11:34:08 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Robe

Is “Corrupt minority democrat politician” a redundancy?
Or just a “given”?


32 posted on 03/26/2014 11:35:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Regulator

He won’t have a hard time at all.

The Man is just keeping him down. Everyone does it.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 11:36:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Wow, black, and a Demwit, from North Carolina? What did he do to piss off Holder and Zero? Thanks Robe.


34 posted on 03/26/2014 11:36:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Dracomeister

thanks


35 posted on 03/26/2014 11:37:05 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: no-to-illegals

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

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

Department of Justice Release


36 posted on 03/26/2014 11:39:10 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Thank You ... twenty sounds better.


37 posted on 03/26/2014 11:40:35 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

He’s been released on bond pending indictment charges according
to the according to the DOJ article I linked above.


38 posted on 03/26/2014 11:42:35 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

shouldn’t be long ... and then another next! Is a good day!


39 posted on 03/26/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Robe

Crooked den mayor accepting bribes in little wall street. Say it ain’t so...


40 posted on 03/26/2014 11:47:44 AM PDT by barmag25 (There is nothing that a man needs that he can't find in the North Georgia mountains.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Of course he does...knockout gamers and 400 wild kids in Louisville ARE NOT NEWSWORTHY. Nor is the brick to the skull in Philly.

Just ask NBC who doctored the Trayvon 911 tape.

What is news is fracking and Kim Kardashian.


41 posted on 03/26/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Ghost of SVR4
Are we possibly seeing an emergence of actual justice in this country that is ignoring holder and company?

While I'd love to think that, it's more likely that Dems are flushing a few of their more odious people prior to 2016.

Wasn't this guy a serious FOB (friend of barack)? And an up-and-comer in the Dem party? This might be a message.

42 posted on 03/26/2014 12:22:41 PM PDT by wbill
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To: driftdiver
Since it doesn’t say, he’s a Demonrat.

How bad do these people have to screw up to run afoul of today's "just us" department?

43 posted on 03/26/2014 3:48:52 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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Charlotte mayor resigns after arrest on corruption charges

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

44 posted on 03/26/2014 4:54:06 PM PDT by deport
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