Once a rising political star, former Charlotte mayor pleads guilty in corruption case

  • by: MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 3, 2014 - 4:11 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon placed his left hand on a Bible and raised his right, swearing to tell the truth Tuesday as he admitted his guilt in accepting thousands of dollars in cash and airline tickets from undercover federal agents posing as businessmen.

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