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Cannon Signs Plea Deal, Could Get 20 Years In Prison

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Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has accepted a plea deal in his corruption case. He will plead guilty in a Federal Courtroom on Tuesday after admitting to taking taking bribes. Cannon faces a maximum of 20 years in jail and up to a $250,000 fine.

In the plea deal, released today, Cannon signed off on accepting multiple bribes totaling between $50,000 to $70,000. He also agreed to cooperate with federal investigators against any potential co-defendants. The official agreement was signed by Cannon on May 8.

The bill of information, also released Monday, contains more details about the corruption case against Cannon.

He was originally arrested on March 26 and resigned later that day.
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