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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As the federal case unfolds against former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, there is one name that is something of a mystery.

Her name is on an email that was taken from the Mayor s office the day last month when Cannon was arrested.

The FBI search warrant doesn t go into much detail, beyond listing the email sent from a woman named Amani Abdul to the Mayor s scheduling assistant.

Searching online there is plenty about Abdul, who handled campaign fundraising events for Cannon when he was running for Mayor.

On her LinkedIn account, she listed herself as a director of a real estate company called Urban Equity Advisors.

The date on the email taken by the FBI, February 19, 2014, is also a clue.

That is the same day the FBI says Cannon allegedly set up a meeting with an FBI undercover operative who was posing as a real estate investor.

The FBI affidavit says Cannon told the undercover operative to use one of his campaign aides for help in real estate deals.

Without mentioning Abdul by name, the FBI said the same campaign aide communicated with the undercover operative asking about getting Cannon his own key to a luxury SouthPark apartment that the FBI had been using for meetings with Cannon.

The affidavit says Cannon used the apartment twice on his own after getting his own key, but the affidavit does not go into detail about what Cannon did while inside the apartment.

At the address listed for Urban Equity Advisors, the office manager said the company had moved out.

On her own online web page, Abdul says she is a writer and poet whose, ...deep and edgy lyrics are balanced by her sexy appearance and soft sensuality .

Calls left at the phone number for Urban Equity Advisors were not returned, and a message left on Abdul s Twitter account was also not acknowledged.

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