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In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo, Charlotte Mayor-elect Patrick D. Cannon speaks at his first post-election appearance at Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte, N.C. U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said Wednesday, March 26, 2014, that Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is facing theft and bribery charges. Tompkins says Cannon solicited and accepted bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as real estate developers who wanted to do business in Charlotte. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Jeff Siner)

In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo, Charlotte Mayor-elect Patrick D. Cannon speaks at his first post-election appearance at Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte, N.C. U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said Wednesday, March 26, 2014, that Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is facing theft and bribery charges. Tompkins says Cannon solicited and accepted bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as real estate developers who wanted to do business in Charlotte. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Jeff Siner)

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