The former mayor of Charlotte has been convicted of corruption for the city council

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CHARLOTTE, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Patrick Cannon, a former Charlotte mayor who was serving time in federal prison for bribery in office, filed documents obtained Friday at Charlotte City Council, confirmed documents received by Queen City News.

Cannon was elected 56th in the cityth Mayor in November 2013.

He was sentenced to 44 months in prison for accepting bribes of more than $ 50,000, mostly from FBI undercover agents when he was in office.

Cannon was released on September 15, 2016 after serving just over half of his sentence.

“I can only tell you that what I did was wrong and did not fit my character for the many years I served, and did not fit my role,” Cannon said in 2017. “I took full responsibility for it then, and I will take full responsibility for it now.”

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The former mayor of Charlotte has been convicted of corruption for the city council

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