Department of Justice en A Packed Courtroom And A Long Line For Hearing On NC Voting Lawsuits <p>The U.S. Justice Department is arguing before a federal judge in Winston-Salem this week that North Carolina's <a href="" target="_blank">sweeping election overhaul</a> will deny or curtail African-Americans' right to vote. The Justice Department and civil rights groups are asking the judge to put the changes on hold.</p><p>Reverend Milton Williams was among dozens of people stuck in line outside the courthouse, unable to get into the packed hearing.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:00:28 +0000 Michael Tomsic 54423 at FBI Investigations Continue After Cannon's Arrest <p>While the FBI’s sting operation ended in the arrest of former mayor Patrick Cannon yesterday, the agency is still carrying out other, related investigations in Charlotte.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:55:39 +0000 Ben Bradford 47838 at FBI Investigations Continue After Cannon's Arrest Mayor Cannon Resigns After Arrest On Federal Bribery Charges <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>UPDATE: 7:30 a.m. Thursday</em></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon </span><a href=";__utmb=100058712.74.7.1395876992326&amp;__utmc=100058712&amp;__utmx=-&amp;|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/2014/03/23/4789086/uncc-updating-engineering-courses.html&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=150381238" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">has resigned</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> after the FBI <a href="" target="_blank">arrested him Wednesday on federal corruption charges</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="" target="_blank">federal criminal complaint</a> says the FBI received a tip in August 2010 </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">from local law enforcement that Cannon was potentially involved in illegal activities and public corruption</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The FBI began an undercover investigation </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">posing as commercial real estate developers and investors looking to do business in Charlotte.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:12:22 +0000 WFAE News 47739 at Mayor Cannon Resigns After Arrest On Federal Bribery Charges North Carolina Sues Online Lending Companies <p>The state attorney general has filed a lawsuit against an online lending company for making predatory loans with interest rates in some cases over 300 percent. The state is one of many lining up for a piece of Western Sky.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:25:54 +0000 Ben Bradford 41244 at North Carolina Sues Online Lending Companies