Thursday, March 27, 2014

Charlotte Mayor Arrested By FBI On Bribery Charges, Resigns

Our local liberal rag, The Charlotte Observer, plays fair and identifies his political party in the second paragraph:

Patrick Cannon, who rose from public housing to become mayor of North Carolina’s largest city, was arrested Wednesday by the FBI and accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes – including $20,000 in cash delivered in a briefcase last month to the mayor’s office.

Cannon, a 49-year-old Democrat who took office only four months ago, was scheduled to show up at a luxury apartment in SouthPark for yet another payoff from what he thought were businessmen needing his influence in city matters, the affidavit says.

But after arriving, Cannon learned who they really were, a source confirmed: undercover FBI agents who’d been recording their meetings over the past three years, long before he launched a campaign for mayor in 2013.

I'm actually surprised that Eric Holder & Co. didn't quash this investigation years ago.


SENIOR said...

I got a laugh of his comments from the report, I'm not like those Chicago, Detroit, or new Orleans politicians. I would like to be a fly on the wall when his wife asks him what he was doing at that private apartment.

Old NFO said...

Oh... amazing... Screams of racism in three... two...

John Block said...

Two ranking democrats - one a senior anti-gun Senator in Cali - within days of each other being perp-walked. Who slipped up in da FBI and did their job? PRICELESS!!