Friday, February 1, 2013
A federal judge set bonds for each of four defendants, including a doctor from Duluth.
All four defendants charged in connection with a suspected illegal pain clinic in Lilburn have bonded out of jail, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. On Wednesday (Jan. 30), each of the suspects had a detention hearing at U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Chief Magistrate Janet F. King set bonds for each. The four defendants pleaded not guilty. The suspects are charged with federal drug and distribution charges in relation to Premier Medical Management, Inc., located at 3993 Lawrenceville Highway. See also: Duluth Doctor Indicted in Lilburn 'Pill Mill' Operation ~ Lilburn Patch
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Four suspects face a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $2 million.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta Monday (Jan. 28) announced the names of four individuals suspected of running an illegal pain clinic in Lilburn including a Duluth doctor. Indicted and arrested on federal drug and distribution charges were: The four defendants are scheduled to stand before a judge on Wednesday. Detention hearings for the defendants are scheduled for Jan. 30 at 10:30 a.m. before Chief Magistrate Janet F. King of U.S. District Court in Atlanta. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the four suspects were indicted on Jan. 22 for "illegally selling and distributing prescriptions for opiate-based narcotics and other controlled substances to addicts and drug dealers under the guise of a pain clinic." Additionally, they …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Stephen Paul Thomas and Patricia Denese Anderson claimed not to be citizens of the United States to avoid paying taxes and later falsely filed for $420,000 in refunds. They owned two businesses in Duluth.
Saturday, January 5
For 10 years, Stephen Paul Thomas, 46, and Patricia Denese Anderson, 51, of Lawrenceville, waged a tax defiance scheme against the IRS. On Thursday (Jan. 3), the two were sentenced to serve time in federal prison. Thomas was sentenced to serve five years while Anderson was sentenced to four years and three months. Both were fined $10,000 and will have three years of supervised release after serving their sentences. The two were convicted in October following a six-day trial of conspiring to defraud the United States and making false claims upon the Internal Revenue Service. Thomas and Anderson owned and operated an outdoor yard furnishing store and general contracting business in Duluth. The couple stopped filing federal income tax …
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…
Friday, June 1, 2012
After pleading guilty to accepting bribes while serving as a Gwinnett County commissioner, Shirley Lasseter to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Atlanta Aug. 6
Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, 64, of Duluth faces a sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Atlanta Thursday morning to accepting $36,500 in bribes to support a proposed real estate development on Boggs Road. Lasseter’s son, John Fanning, 34, of Dacula and Carl “Skip” Cain, 65, of Flowery Branch pleaded guilty to participating in the bribery scheme and to drug trafficking. Lasseter sold [the influence of] her office and “betrayed the citizens who voted for her,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Yates during a press conference announcing the guilty pleas Thursday afternoon at the Richard Russell Building in downtown Atlanta. “Today’s guilty pleas are part of…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Defendants raided homes of suspected drug dealers in Lawrenceville and Duluth and engaged in public shootouts.
Friday, March 2, 2012
A jury in federal district court in Atlanta returned a guilty verdict Thursday, March 1, against Jose Reyes, Albert Espinal, and Johann Brito, all of Lawrenceville, on charges of armed robbery, drug trafficking, and using a firearm in connection with those offenses, according to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. Their conviction followed a 13-day trial. “These three defendants belonged to the Cartier robbery crew that engaged in at least two shootouts in broad daylight -- one at a busy intersection in Lawrenceville and another in a quiet subdivision in Duluth,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “The defendants and their robbery crew shot, stabbed, tortured, kidnaped, and …