Sentencing for former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. in federal district court in Atlanta.
On May 31, Lasseter pleaded guilty to accepting $36,000 in bribes in 2011 from an undercover FBI agent posing as a real estate developer to support a proposed development on Boggs Road. She faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. Lasseter resigned from the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners the same day.
Lasseter is a former longtime mayor of Duluth.
Her son John Fanning and Carl “Skip” Cain pleaded guilty to participating in the bribery scheme as well as to drug trafficking. Both also face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
Sentencing for all three was originally scheduled for Aug. 6 but was continued until Sept. 5.