Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon sentenced to 44 months in federal prison
Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison Tuesday for his role in a bold bribery scheme in which he accepted a suitcase stuffed with cash in the mayor’s office, besmirching the city’s reputation for clean government.
Cannon, 47, was sentenced to 44 months by U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney at the federal courthouse in uptown Charlotte after a morning in which Cannon, who rose from the housing projects to the city’s highest post, admitted regret and asked for leniency.
“You’re a good man, a very good man, but you have made serious mistakes,” said Whitney, a former federal prosecutor. “This court must send a message that public corruption is unacceptable and will be severely punished.”
Post by marchingband1969 on Dec 21, 2018 12:05:53 GMT -5
Hail, he's been out! He was released in September 2017 and has 2 additional years of "supervised release." In fact, he has a radio talk show in Charlotte on Saturday morning called "At the table with Cannon." Hey if the DC mayor can come back from crack, I guess Cannon can come back from bribery.