Just what the Democratic Party needed, another corruption case:
FBI agents – working on a tip that Cannon, 47, was potentially involved in illegal activities – started an investigation in August 2010.
Cannon solicited and accepted money bribes and things of value from undercover FBI agents, who were posing as commercial real estate developers and investors wishing to do business in Charlotte, authorities said.
The first questions that popped into my head were, "Who knew about this and when?" Whether you're a paid consultant or a grass-roots activist, you better be just as surprised as we are, or your career/assistance has just come to a screeching halt.