Democrat Mayor Faces Prison Time for Accepting Bribes from Strip Club Owner

Wynton Hall, Breitbart, October 14, 2014

On Tuesday, former Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Patrick Cannon will face sentencing after admitting to taking at least $50,000 in bribes from strip club mogul David “Slim” Baucom and federal agents.

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Patrick Cannon

Patrick Cannon

Elected last November, Cannon previously served on the Charlotte City Council. After an almost four-year investigation, U.S. prosecutors said Cannon accepted bribes from the strip club owner and two undercover agents in exchange for helping circumvent zoning regulations.

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Cannon was also accused of soliciting up to $1 million in bribes, reports the Associated Press.

Cannon faces up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

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