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Guilty: Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Admits To Corruption PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon stepped before a magistrate in Charlotte Tuesday and admitted he engaged in public corruption. Cannon, a Democrat, pleaded guilty to a charge of honest services fraud, according to the Charlotte Observer.

“Today, I have acknowledged being guilty of accepting money for constituent services, which I never should have done while serving in elected office,” said Cannon, according to the newspaper.
Honest services fraud is a catch-all category that essentially means the official has broken the public trust and deprived his or her constituents of the "honest services" to which they were entitled.
Cannon is reportedly cooperating with law enforcement on its continuing investigation. He will sentenced at a later time, with the potential for 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The stunning decline of the 47-year-old rising star in the Democratic Party followed a multi-year investigation by the FBI into his dealings.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:38
Municipal Leaders To Descend On Legislature Wednesday PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:11

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It was protesters on Monday, and it will be local officials on Wednesday as more than 600 municipal leaders are expected at the legislature for the North Carolina League of Municipalities Town Hall Day.

Visitors are expected to engage lawmakers in discussions about Privilege License Tax reform, tree ordinance authority and more. 
They also plan to attend House and Senate session and reportedly will meet with leadership of both chambers in the afternoon.
The daylong event begins at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to run until 7 p.m.
The League of Municipalities is a membership trade and lobbying organization that represents the vast majority of North Carolina's cities, towns, and villages. 
The full agenda is below and can be found at nclm.org.
8:00 Registration opens at Quorum Center
9:00 NCLM Issues Briefings* Quorum Center
9:45 Continuous Shuttle Service (until 7:30 pm)
10:15 NCLM Issues Briefings* Quorum Center
Seating limited to 250 per briefing.  Please arrive early for your session.
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 Legislative Leadership Session
 At the General Assembly
2:00 House and Senate Convene (Subject to Change)
4:30 State Agencies Panel Discussions
 NC Museum of History Auditorium
 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC  27601
5:30 Legislative Reception
 NC Museum of History
 5 East Edenton St | Raleigh, NC 27601  
7:00 Reception ends
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:12

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