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Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has been accepted into a drug-treatment program that could significantly cut his time in prison.

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has sold his share of E-Z Parking, the firm he founded, owner Jeff Feemster told the Observer. The sale follows Cannon’s conviction and imprisonment on federal corruption charges.

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon officially became federal inmate 29396-058 on Tuesday when he reported to a federal prison in the bitterly cold West Virginia mountains.

Charlotte’s former mayor, now a felon, changed his Facebook page on Sunday morning. His new cover photo reads “redemption” in large letters.

Former Charlotte mayor and felon Patrick Cannon, who will begin a 44-month sentence next week, could serve less than half that time at his West Virginia prison.

Patrick Cannon’s new prison home can be found in the mountains on the edge of a West Virginia college town. The first winner of “Survivor” served a three-year sentence there. The showers have curtains, and the black market currency is packets of Chicken of the Sea tuna and mackerel.

A federal judge put former Charlotte mayor and convicted felon Patrick Cannon under house arrest Thursday rather than sending him immediately to jail for casting an illegal ballot last week.

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected in court Thursday after he improperly voted in the Nov. 4 election after his conviction. Here are live updates from the scene.

Patrick Cannon voted early, records show. Now the former Charlotte mayor and convicted felon may be imprisoned early, too.

Two weeks after he lost his right to vote, former Charlotte mayor and convicted felon Patrick Cannon apparently cast a ballot.

Patrick Cannon’s prosecutor says the former mayor’s arrest came after the 2013 mayoral election because that’s when investigators “made their case,” not because they feared influencing Charlotte voters.

Taking six bribes in 13 months will cost former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon almost four years of his life. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney sentenced Cannon to 44 months in federal prison after the Democrat tearfully acknowledged taking more than $50,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents.

Patrick Cannon rarely stood alone during the defining moments of his 20 years in politics.

Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter said Tuesday he believed the federal government’s corruption investigation is at “the end,” though prosecutor Anne Tompkins left the door open for more arrests, saying she wouldn’t comment on an “ongoing investigation.”

The Observer interviewed prominent Charlotte defense lawyers James Wyatt and Jim Cooney to answer questions about Patrick Cannon’s prison sentence.

Cannon realizes that Charlotte’s clean government reputation soiled, attorney says.

Replay updates from the hearing when former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon faced sentencing on a federal corruption charge.

Disgraced former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who pleaded guilty to accepting more than $50,000 in bribes while in office, on Tuesday will become the first chief executive in the city’s history to be sentenced to prison.

After prosecutors divulge the sordid details of how former Mayor Patrick Cannon betrayed his city, his defense team is expected to remind the court of the good Cannon did.

Former Mayor Patrick Cannon often redirected the conversation to a specific transaction. All of that caught the attention of his peers and left some city staff members wary.

On Oct. 14, Judge Whitney and Patrick Cannon, two sons of Charlotte, will face each other in Whitney’s courtroom for Cannon’s sentencing on public corruption.

A federal judge has agreed to delay the sentencing of former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon until Oct. 14.

Lawyers for former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon want to delay the Democrat’s sentencing hearing so a New York psychiatrist can testify before Cannon’s punishment is handed down. It's the latest in an unusual legal strategy in corruption cases: the use of personal behavioral information to account for the criminal activity of highly public figures.

The defense team for former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon wants to delay his sentencing so a New York psychiatrist can testify in Cannon’s behalf.

Patrick Cannon’s lawyers filed a request Monday to delay his sentencing in the public corruption case against him.

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced on a public corruption charge as early as next week, according to new documents in his case.

City officials say they don’t get a lot of complaints about illegal activity at Slim Baucom’s strip clubs. They say the club operator is responsive when they do.

When cities and states tried to restrict his clubs, Slim Baucom says he tried political contributions as a way to be heard.

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon pleaded guilty to taking money from strip-club businessman Slim Baucom in exchange for help with city regulators. It turns out he accepted other favors as well.

E-Z Parking ran 16 public lots in March, when Cannon was arrested, according to information on the company’s website and an Observer review. That number has fallen to 11 as of July – not including lots solely operated on Carolina Panthers game days.

As a council member and mayor for more than 20 years, Patrick Cannon had a reputation for helping constituents. A review of his emails shows he often leaned on staff.

An email raises questions about whether former Mayor Patrick Cannon did favors for the Sheraton.

A week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charge, Charlotte's ex-mayor posted the slightly-blurry photo on Facebook.

The four-year investigation into public corruption that led to the March 26 arrest of former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon remains open, with one major change: The 47-year-old Democrat goes from its main target to a potentially vital informant.

The federal government isn’t pulling funding for the extension of the Lynx light-rail line over allegations that former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon took a $2,000 bribe to help a strip club owner whose establishment was in the construction path.

Business owners forced to give up property for the new light rail line along North Tryon Street said they were surprised to learn that former Mayor Patrick Cannon took a bribe from a strip club owner seeking a reprieve from the land-taking.

Anne Tompkins: March 26, 2014, was a shocking day for Charlotte. A city, which prided itself on a tradition of honest government and public service, learned that its newly elected mayor was not honest and had sold his public office for personal gain. Today, Patrick Cannon has admitted that he violated his duty of honest services by taking bribes. But it is a new day for Charlotte. Mr. Cannon has pled guilty and will be held accountable for his breach of trust, and he will face the consequences for his offense.

Federal investigators said Tuesday that they are following leads in their probe of former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon to determine whether public corruption and bribery go deeper in the city’s government. Cannon’s plea deal means he now shifts from being a target to an informant: Under the terms, Cannon must cooperate fully and truthfully or face a harsher sentence.

The newest details about our corrupt former mayor aren’t nearly as attention grabbing as the bad behavior Patrick Cannon was accused of when he was arrested back in March. Instead of a briefcase stuffed with $20,000, there’s an alleged payout of a couple grand in court documents unsealed Monday. Instead of paid trips to Las Vegas and a free SouthPark apartment, there are possible zoning approvals and a meeting with city transportation officials.

In a matter of a few extraordinary minutes, Patrick Cannon, the former mayor of Charlotte, faced both his accusers and his community – pleading guilty to a federal corruption charge, then walking out into the glare of a high-noon press conference to apologize to the city he betrayed.

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