Patrick Cannon

Former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to plead guilty to a corruption charge in federal court on Tuesday.

Cannon, who was elected to the post last November, resigned in March hours after being arrested.

Dan Clodfelter
City of Charlotte

Former North Carolina Senator Dan Clodfelter officially became the new mayor of Charlotte Wednesday.  His wife and one daughter stood with him in the city council chamber as he took the oath of office.  Council members selected Clodfelter Monday to fill the vacated term of Patrick Cannon who resigned last month in the wake of federal corruption charges. 

Clodfelter never mentioned his predecessor by name.  He did refer to the day of Cannon's resignation saying that it will not cast a shadow on city leaders who have governed honestly in the past.

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon
City of Charlotte via Flickr

When the mayor of Charlotte, Patrick Cannon, was arrested this week on charges that he took bribes from undercover FBI agents, we wanted to know how the governor and state politicians reacted to the news.

The FBI's complaint, which said Cannon accepted $48,500 in cash and luxury expenses "in exchange for the use of his official position," quoted him saying he had direct access to Gov. Pat McCrory, who was mayor of Charlotte for 14 years, and Bob Rucho, a state senator from Charlotte.

Patrick Cannon
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Patrick Cannon resigned as mayor of Charlotte on Wednesday, just hours after federal agents arrested him on public corruption charges. Host Frank Stasio talked with WFAE reporter Tom Bullock about the latest developments on The State of Things. 

Cannon offered a letter of resignation, noting he would step down immediately: