Charlotte, NC, mayor resigns after being accused of taking bribes, charged with corruption

  • by: MITCH WEISS , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 26, 2014 - 8:28 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who has been in office less than six months, resigned Wednesday, just hours after he was arrested and accused of taking more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city.

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