Former Charlotte Mayor Sentenced to 44 Months in Federal Prison

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has been sentenced to 44 months in federal prison. A judge also gave Cannon two years of supervised probation and a $10,000 fine. He pleaded guilty to federal public corruption back in June and is accused taking more than $50,000 in brides during his short-lived time in the Mayor’s office.

Cannon agreed to cooperate with authorities as part of his guilty plea. A federal investigation began in 2010. The FBI arrested Cannon in March after he took five payments from feds agents, posing as real estate investors over a 13-month period. He immediately resigned the same day of his arrest.

Watch his entrance into court via The Charlotte Observer.