Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gov. McCrory 'saddened and angered' over Charlotte mayor's fraud charges

As news of Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon's federal corruption and fraud charges swept across the city, state and country on Wednesday afternoon, reactions of anger, shock and the predictable "no comment," followed closely behind.

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory, a former Charlotte mayor, released the following statement on Wednesday:

"I am both saddened and angered because I have known Patrick and his family for over 30 years, but more than anything, my heart is broken for the City of Charlotte,” McCrory said. “This is not the city that I know, served and love. This alleged behavior is inexcusable and cannot be tolerated.”