New Mayor will be chosen for city of Charlotte.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte City Council will choose a new mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal.

The council will vote Monday evening on a new mayor. They can choose someone who’s already on council or an outsider, as long as the person is a Democrat, to replace Cannon.

The 47-year-old Democrat was arrested March 26 and resigned hours later, less than six months after taking office. Federal prosecutors say Cannon accepted more than $48,000 in bribes from FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to work with North Carolina’s largest city.

Council members had been scheduled to select a new mayor last week but delayed the vote so they could talk with possible candidates and constituents.

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