Former Mayor Patrick Cannon Pleads Guilty To Voter Fraud

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Mayor Patrick Cannon pleaded guilty to a voter fraud charge stemming from a vote he casted in 2014.  The charge is a misdemeanor.  Cannon will not receive any extra time in prison and will serve the sentence (one day extra in prison) concurrently.

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Cannon, who is currently serving a 44-month prison sentence in West Virginia after he pleaded guilty to accepting money from undercover agents while he was the Mayor of Charlotte, was transported from federal prison to Mecklenburg County Wednesday.

Cannon reportedly voted on October 30, 2014 after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge.  Cannon was on house arrest at the time.  It is illegal for convicted felons to vote.