Shady Bolitics: Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Resigns After Being Charged With Public Corruption And Bribery

- By Bossip Staff

Dayum, you can’t trust anyone in the politics game.

Mayor Of Charlotte Resigns After Public Corruption And Bribe Charges

What’s up with all these politicians getting caught with their hand in the cookie jar?

According to Fox News:

The mayor of Charlotte, N.C. — the state’s largest city and the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention — resigned Wednesday hours after he was charged with federal public corruption and accused of taking bribes in an FBI sting.

City spokesman Keith Richardson said Mayor Patrick Cannon submitted his resignation letter Wednesday to the city manager and attorney.

The 47-year-old Cannon is accused of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with Charlotte.

A criminal complaint from the U.S. Attorney says the Democrat, who has been mayor for six months, accepted cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and the use of a luxury apartment as bribes and solicited more than $1 million more.

During the last encounter, according to the U.S. attorney’s office, he accepted $20,000 in cash.

Cannon says in the letter that the pending charges will create too much of a distraction for the business of the city to go forward

According to the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI first learned that he may have been involved in illegal activities years ago and started an investigation in 2010.

If convicted on all the charges, he faces 20 years in prison and more than $1 million in fines.

He needs to get his legal weight up… 20 years is a lot of time in the slammer.

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