Skip to comments.Charlotte mayor arrested on federal corruption charges (North Carolina)
Posted on 03/26/2014 11:24:17 AM PDT by RightGeek
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
The federal criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court charged Cannon, 47, with theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, honest services wire fraud and extortion under color of official right.
The complaint and law enforcement affidavit allege that Cannon accepted the bribes from the undercover FBI agents on five separate occasions. On the last occasion, on Feb. 21 Cannon allegedly accepted $20,000 in cash in the mayors office. According to the complaint and the affidavit, between January 2013 and February 2014, Cannon allegedly accepted from the undercover agents over $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and use of a luxury apartment in exchange for the use of his official position.
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Too bad they elected a corruptocrat after our current Gov.
BUT HE JUST GOT ELECTED, LOL.
I’m amazed that H0lder hasn’t quashed this affront to People of Color.
“Another big city Democrat crook, but don’t look for Democrat in the article.”
It always takes research on the internet to find out party affiliation.....whenever it’s a Democrat.
I knew it had to be a Democrat or the Headline would have started with the word Republican.
There seems to be a pattern.....
You can always tell when a Dem has done a naughty when the article doesn’t mention the party affiliation
has posted bail ... and been released pending court.
African-American and Democrat ... just thought I would add those words since the “journ-0-lists” managed to leave those meaningless details out ...
hat tip....look for former Pittsburgh RAT Mayor Luke Ravenstahl to be next.
Investigations are underway on missing property from the Mayor’s Office and data that was mysteriously scrubbed from his computer.
“Investigations are underway on missing property from the Mayors Office and data that was mysteriously scrubbed from his computer.”
SOP for Rat mayors.
Screams of “IT’S RACIST!!!” in 3... 2...
Yes, I was looking for that. Its absence was all I needed to know the answer.
Wherever there’s big money floating around corrupt dems usually aren’t far behind. Other than the financial district in New York I would say Charlotte has about as much as any place on earth. Excluding d.c. of course.
I did not see any mention of Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon’s party affiliation, so I guess he is an Independent? It’s possible. Maybe. Could be. LOL.
They just now changed it to note he is a Dem. Several on the paper’s Facebook link commented on it not being there.
“Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, a Democrat, was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorneys Office in Charlotte announced.”
This is third or fourth D politician in a week that has been arrested for corruption. What’s up? Why all the arrests now?
Probably trying to flush all the turds before the election season starts.
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