The charge basically means Patrick Cannon used his political position for his own personal gain.
NBC Charlotte's Rad Berky obtained the document filed Monday morning that sets the stage for a guilty plea.
Full Coverage:Patrick Cannon Corruption Charges
The bill of information was unsealed at the courthouse Monday morning. It was filed by federal prosecutors in lieu of a formal grand jury indictment.
Legal experts say it is usually filed in a case where a defendant is going to plead guilty. The bill of information lays out allegations that Cannon accepted bribes.
It specifically mentions a local businessman who had had a strip club that was in the path of the light rail extension project.
The bill also indicates Cannon is accused of taking some 70 in cash bribes-- much more than was earlier indicated by the FBI.
Our Rad Berky reports from the scene that Cannon is expected to enter a guilty plea on the charge of honest wire services fraud Tuesday morning in federal court.
The US Attorney's office has not responded to a request for a comment.