10 Things to Know About Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon’s Arrest

From http://www.wcnc.com, March 27, 2014

Sources tell NBC Charlotte Cannon was very upset and absolutely surprised when he was arrested Thursday. Here’s a detailed look at how the Patrick Cannon investigation played out.

1. How it startedIn 2010 FBI launches investigation against Patrick Cannon.

2. What happened Multi-year investigation, Cannon receives $48K in cash, gifts.

3. Wife, Cannon fly to Vegas  —  Undercover agent flew Cannon and his wife to Las Vegas on July 1st to impress investors. Agent paid for hotel rooms and gave Cannon $1,000 in cash.

4. Briefcase full of cash to mayor’s officeDuring a meeting, the affidavit says, Cannon got a leather Fossil briefcase containing $20,000 in cash.

5. Cannon switched vote against streetcar After being against streetcar, Cannon switches vote.

6. SouthPark apartment –  In 2012, the FBI leased an apartment in SouthPark. The apartment gave undercover agents credibility and a place to secretly record the mayor. Several times over the next year, Cannon asked agents for an apartment key.

7. The arrest On Wednesday, Cannon was arrested after he met with an undercover agent at the SouthPark apartment rented by the FBI.

8.  Governor Pat McCrory’s takeThe NC governor speaks on the charges against Cannon.

9.  City Council to appoint new mayor
City Council handles task for appointing new mayor.

10.  What’s next?  Indictment? Sentence?
How the case and sentence can play out for Cannon.

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