Former NC mayor pleads guilty over bribery scandal

Former NC mayor faces 20 years or so sentence over bribery scandal

The case of the former mayor of Charlotte shocked the city, as Patrick Cannon, 47, pleaded guilty over a count of "honest services wire fraud", which actually bears a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a quarter of a million dollar fine.

Patrick Cannon

According to evidences, the prosecutors found that Cannon "accepted nearly $50,000 in bribes between January 2013, when he was a city councilman, and February 2014 — three months after he was elected mayor.", Tuesday, Seattle PI reported.

Since the former city head pleaded guilty, the prosecutors vowed not to seek for a sentence that is more than five (5) years.

The investigation on the bribery case of Cannon started in 2010. He was by then a councilman.

A local tipster, who happened to be an undercover officer exposed Cannon's public corruption related activities.

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