Charlotte Mayor's Bizarre FBI Indictment Says He Took Bribe To Make Feminine Hygiene Product

BuzzFeedPolitics Mar 27, 2014

Charlotte Mayor's Bizarre FBI Indictment Says He Took Bribe To Make Feminine Hygiene Product

Patrick Cannon allegedly took over $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents. Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon. The Associated Press Democratic Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday and accused of taking bribes totaling more than $48,000 from FBI agents who posed as real estate developers doing business in Charlotte. Cannon stands accused of accepting a bribe of $12,500 dollars from an undercover FBI agent, which Cannon wanted to use to develop a feminine hygiene product called "Hers." Cannon agreed to accept the "zero percent return-on-investment" money for "Hers" in exchange for offering the FBI agent assistance with zoning and obtaining a permit to open up a nightclub. Cannon and the FBI agent had dinner togeth Read full coverage

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