Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Attorneys for former Gwinnett Commissioner Shirley Lasseter and her son John Fanning file motions to reduce sentences.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Based on information he has reportedly provided in an ongoing investigation of corruption in Gwinnett County, the son of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter is seeking a reduced sentence on bribery and drug trafficking charges, according to an article Tuesday in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Fanning, Lasseter and Carl “Skip” Cain are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Atlanta Wednesday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. Fanning’s attorney William Thomas Jr. filed a motion Monday containing the information. While cooperating with the probe, Fanning provided information to investigators on three targets of the investigation including at least one person who tried to buy Lasseter’s vote, the …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Her son John Fanning and Carl "Skip" Cain also to be sentenced on new date in federal district court in Atlanta.
Sentencing of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, who pleaded guilty in May to accepting bribes, has been delayed until Sept. 5. Lasseter, her son John Fanning and Carl “Skip” Cain had been scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 6 in federal district court in Atlanta. Their sentencing hearings will now occur at 2 p.m. on the new date. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta had filed a motion July 20 for at least a 30-day continuance of the defendants’ sentencing to facilitate matters relating to their cooperation with the government’s ongoing investigation into corruption in Gwinnett County. The request was granted by the Atlanta Division of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The order for continuance was …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
U.S. Attorney's Office seeking at least a 30-day continuance of sentencing for Shirley Lasseter and other defendants in bribery case to facilitate matters related to their cooperation into ongoing investigation of corruption in Gwinnett County.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office Friday (July 20) filed a request in federal district court in Atlanta for at least a 30-day continuance of the sentencing hearing for former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, her son John Fanning, and Carl “Skip” Cain. The hearing is currently set for Aug. 6. U.S. District Attorney Sally Quillian Yates and Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas W. Gilfillan filed the motion for unopposed continuance in the Atlanta Division of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The court has not yet ruled on the motion to continue the sentencing hearing so it is not known yet whether the sentencing will occur on Aug. 6 or another date. Lasseter pleaded guilty May 31 in the court to accepting $36,500 in…