There’s a phrase that now hovers over the Charlotte city government:
Pay-to-play. An arrangement where political influence is for sale. Mohamed Moustafa says he was offered the chance at pay-to-play.
"The way they did this process was 100 percent pay to play scheme."
What’s interesting about his quote is it’s from July of 2011 - 2.5 years before Patrick Cannon was arrested and resigned. That was Moustafa then. This is him now:
"What I said then in 2011, it is proved itself now in 2014. It is proved."