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Texas insurance agent and former mayor pleads guilty to theft charge

June 30, 2023


An insurance agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony charge, according to an announcement made by the Travis County district attorney’s office.

Christopher Cannon, who also served as mayor of Elgin from 2016 to 2020, entered a guilty plea to theft of property after being accused of stealing an amount exceeding $30,000 but less than $150,000, as stated in public records.

The offense carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. However, as part of the plea agreement, Cannon was sentenced to 10 years of community service, with a requirement of 50 hours per year.

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