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A timeline of Patrick Cannon’s political career

CHARLOTTE — Channel 9 has put together a timeline of former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon’s political career. Cannon resigned in 2014 and pleaded guilty to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen.

His guilty plea was on a single count of honest services wire fraud, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. An FBI sting recorded him accepting thousands of dollars in cash and airline tickets from the undercover agents, according to court documents.

A timeline of significant events can be found below:

1993: Patrick Cannon served as councilman for District 3.

2001: Patrick Cannon wins at-large council seat.

2001 - 2005: Cannon serves as mayor pro tem.

2005: Cannon announced he would run for mayor but abruptly withdraws three months later.

2009: Cannon again seeks at-large seat again.

Sept. 13, 2013: Patrick Cannon wins primary for Democratic Party for Charlotte mayor.

Nov. 5, 2013: Cannon beats Edwin Peacock in the Charlotte mayoral race

Jan. 2013 – Feb. 2014: According to a complaint, Cannon allegedly accepted over $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and use of a luxury apartment from undercover agents

Feb. 21, 2014: Cannon allegedly accepted $20,000 in cash in the mayor's office.

March 26, 2014: Cannon arrested and charged with federal counts of theft and bribery. Cannon resigns from Charlotte mayor later that day.

April 7, 2014: Dan Clodfelter is elected as new mayor of Charlotte. He will service until December 2015.

June 2, 2014: Plea deal is expected in the Cannon corruption case.

June 2, 2014: Bill of Information details Cannon involvement with strip club proposal

June 3, 2014: Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon pleads guilty

June 4, 2014: U.S. Attorney: Cannon federal corruption investigation not over

June: 10, 2014: Former Charlotte mayor posts selfie

Aug. 26, 2014: Former Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week

Sept. 8, 2014: Patrick Cannon’s attorney asks for delay in sentencing

Oct. 14, 2014: Cannon sentenced to 44 months in jail for corruption

Nov. 4, 2014: Patrick Cannon cast a ballot in the 2014 general election, according to officials with the Board of Elections. As a convicted felon, he is not allowed to vote.

Nov. 6, 2014: Patrick Cannon gets house arrest after he admitted to voting in the election. It was also announced Cannon will have to report the federal prison in Morgantown, West Virginia by Nov. 18.

Nov. 18, 2014: Cannon reports to federal prison at FCI Morgantown in West Virginia just before noon.

Sept. 15, 2016: After almost two years, Cannon was released from a federal prison in Morgantown, West Virginia, prison officials told Channel 9.

April 12, 2017: Cannon came back into the spotlight as a radio host on Old School 105.3 FM.

May 21, 2019: Community leaders want Cannon to make a political comeback.

March 4, 2022: Cannon files paperwork to run for Charlotte City Council At Large.

(WATCH BELOW: Patrick Cannon files for Charlotte city council after serving time in prison for accepting bribes)


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