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Topic - Patrick Cannon
Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is keeping a low profile since he was arrested in March on corruption charges.
The FBI is looking into the Charlotte City Council's vote in 2011 to limit access for taxicabs at the airport.
Charlotte's city council on Monday selected a lawyer and state legislator as mayor of North Carolina's largest city to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal.
The Charlotte City Council will wait another week before choosing a mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last week in a public corruption scandal.
Mayor Patrick Cannon was getting ready to close the deal with the big-time developer, but was reluctant to take a briefcase containing $20,000 while sitting in his city office.
Patrick Cannon's rise to mayor began with his election to City Council in 1993, at a time when Charlotte was emerging as a major banking center.
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who has been in office less than six months, resigned Wednesday, just hours after he was arrested and accused of taking more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city.
Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested Wednesday and accused of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city.
The mayor of North Carolina's largest city has been arrested on public corruption charges.
The cook who was fired from his job at a Charlotte food store and restaurant after a confrontation with Gov. Pat McCrory this week says he's received several job offers.
The parking management company owned by Charlotte's mayor says it will change the way it pays city taxes.
"It is entirely possible that the head honchos of the Democrat Party are basically behind an effort to take out all of their bad apples before the election; make them old news by the time the election comes around," he said. "The timing here is obviously curious, and it really is hard to believe the FBI would be working against the wishes of the regime, isn't it?"
Asked whether he would run for re-election when his term is up, he told a group of reporters: "I have said I don't have long-term plans to do this."