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Charlotte, NC Mayor Arrested For Theft, Corruption

Let's Play Name That Party: Democrat Minority Mayor Edition.

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This has been a bad day for politicians without a party. From the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested on corruption charges

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced.

Cannon was charged with theft and bribery after an FBI sting operation, said Anne Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Authorities said Cannon took bribes from undercover FBI agents five times, the last one on Feb. 21 when he took $20,000 in cash in the mayor’s office.

For reporting this, Mike Gordon of the Charlotte News Observer gets a free entry in our Name That Party competition.

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