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PATRICK DAMON CANNON (born November 27, 1966) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served on the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina from 1994 through 2013 and was subsequently elected the city's 56th Mayor in November 2013. On March 26, 2014, Cannon was arrested on charges of accepting over $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI
FBI
agents posing as businessmen wanting to work with the city. Cannon resigned as mayor later that evening, and was later sentenced to 44 months in prison.

CONTENTS

* 1 Education

* 2 Political career

* 2.1 Arrest on corruption charges and guilty plea

* 3 References * 4 External links

EDUCATION

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* ^ A B C D Morrill, Jim (November 3, 2013). "Decision 2013: It's your vote". The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, North Carolina: McClatchy Company: 21A. * ^ Foreman Jr., Tom; Weiss, Mitch (March 26, 2014). "Charlotte mayor resigns; accused of taking bribes". Charlotte, North Carolina: AP. Retrieved March 27, 2014. * ^ "Patrick D. Cannon, Mayor Pro Tem". Charlotte, North Carolina: The City of Charlotte. Retrieved November 12, 2013. * ^ Morrill, Jim; Harrison, Steve (September 8, 2013). "Cannon says that his history of defying the odds has defined him". The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, North Carolina: McClatchy Publications. pp. 1A. In fall 1993, former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt asked his own political mentor to take under wing a young politician long on promise but short on experience. Democrat Patrick Cannon
Patrick Cannon
was 26 and had just won a City Council district primary. He was about to become the youngest member ever elected. * ^ Morrill, Jim (November 5, 2013). "Charlotte Mayor: Democrat Patrick Cannon
Patrick Cannon
wins". The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, North Carolina: McClatchy. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. * ^ Harrison, Steve (December 2, 2013). " Patrick Cannon
Patrick Cannon
Sworn in as Charlotte Mayor". Charlotte, North Carolina: The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved December 3, 2013. * ^ A B "Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon
Patrick Cannon
arrested on corruption charges". Charlotte, North Carolina: The Charlotte Observer. March 26, 2014. access-date= requires url= (help ) * ^ Jenkins, Colleen (March 26, 2014). "North Carolina mayor arrested on federal public corruption charges". Reuters
Reuters
. Retrieved March 26, 2014. * ^ "Charlotte mayor resigns; accused of taking bribes". Winston-Salem Journal . Associated Press