CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon will be released from prison very, very soon.
Cannon accepted a plea agreement in October 2014 and was sentenced to serve 44 months in federal prison. He was initially under investigation for public corruption, however, the sentence was part of a plea agreement in which Cannon pleaded guilty to one count of honest services wire fraud, which carried a potential sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
NBC Charlotte confirmed that the former Charlotte mayor will be released from the federal prison in West Virginia next Thursday, September 15.
Cannon was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and a forfeiture in the amount of $50,000.
Cannon also faced a voter fraud charge, which stemmed from the fact that Cannon was a convicted felon at the time he placed his early vote on October 30, 2014. At the time, Cannon was under house arrest and was awaiting the date he had to turn himself into prison.
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