Nightly News   |  March 26, 2014

Charlotte Mayor Arrested on Corruption Charges

Patrick Cannon is facing charges of theft and bribery after the FBI said it launched a fake real estate scheme.

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>>> charlotte, north carolina , tonight is coming to grips with an ugly story involving its mayor who has been in office for 115 days. he was busted today by the fbi after a sting operation several years in the making. patrick cannon is facing charges of theft and bribery after the fbi says it launched a fake real estate scheme. they say he asked for and received $48,000, use of a luxury apartment, kickbacks, and in the most recent payment he accepted $20,000 in cash, they say, in his office. if convicted he could face up to 20 years in prison.