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Lasseter to Be Sentenced Wednesday

Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter and two others are scheduled to be sentenced for accepting bribes.

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.

Diane Lynch September 05, 2012 at 12:27 PM
The citizens of Duluth would like to know what oversights have been put in place to prevent this crime from happening again.
Kimberly Harris September 05, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Not much oversight when a person takes bribes, I'm afraid. Perhaps the citizens of Duluth would be better served by paying attention to who we vote into office?
Ex-customer September 05, 2012 at 06:10 PM
None have ,,,, Citizens of Gwinnett county will always be Ripped off, Robed , Screwed ETC,,, Because of this " good ole boy network " they have here ... Its passed down from Generation to Generation. All these county officials Judges ,,con man Conway , Lasseter , Bannister , ETC Have been ,, Are ,, and always will be crooked and get away with it.
Ex-customer September 05, 2012 at 06:15 PM
The ENTIRE Bannister commision needs to go through the whole criminal booking process like ever other person who gets charged with a crime in Gwinnett county. No special treatment , And let them sit and play the waiting game like everyone else has to..
Cindy September 07, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Ex, for once I agree with you. "Every" person on the Bannister, including Bannister who got off because he made a "deal", should answer for their crimes. I don't see the "good ole boy network" in quite the way you do, but I see citizens deluded by those with the money to run the campaigns....as they smear their competitors. For once I would like to see an honest political campaign where mud-slinging was not the flavor of the day. I detest getting mailings from political candidates extolling the negatives of their opponents. I won't vote for the mudslingers! I can name a few in office who are some of the worst mudslingers out there.....but won't do that right now!

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