2014-10-14T111034Z_1_LYNXNPEA9D0HO_RTROPTP_2_USA-NORTH-CAROLINA-MAYOR

Former Charlotte, N.C., mayor faces sentencing for corruption

Former Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Patrick Cannon makes a statement to the media after pleading guilty to corruption charges in federal court in Charlotte North CarolinaCHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) – Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is due to be sentenced on Tuesday after admitting to using his public positions in North Carolina’s largest city for personal financial gain, including taking at least $50,000 in bribes. Cannon, a Democrat who served on the Charlotte City Council before being elected mayor last November, pleaded guilty in June to a public corruption charge. A nearly four-year investigation resulted in his arrest and resignation in March. U.S. …

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