Former Charlotte mayor Cannon pleads guilty in federal corruption case

Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon has pleaded guilty in the federal corruption case against him.

Cannon was in court on Tuesday morning after signing a plea agreement back in May pleading guilty to Honest Services Wire Fraud.

Patrick Cannon resigned his position as Charlotte mayor in late March, nearly eight hours after he was arrested by the FBI.

He was initially arrested on charges of theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, honest services wire fraud and extortion under color of official right.