Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sentencing for Duluth resident Gary on a federal bribery charge now scheduled for Aug. 27. This is the third time it has been rescheduled.
The sentencing for Gwinnett developer Mark Gary has been delayed again until Aug 27. Gary, who pleaded guilty Oct. 1 in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to a federal bribery charge, had been scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. May 16. His sentencing had previously been continued from Jan. 3 to Feb. 28 to then to the May court date. Gary’s sentencing is scheduled for 10 a.m. before Judge Pannell in Courtroom 2307 of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building in Atlanta. Gary, 39, a Duluth resident admitted to bribing former Gwinnett County commissioner Shirley Lasseter to obtain commission approval in 2009 of a controversial $4-million waste transfer station in which he had a personal stake. Lasseter …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Officials accused of using English language school to issue fraudulent student visas. Some of the female 'students' allegedly worked in bars as prostitutes instead of attending school.
Wednesday, April 10
The head of College Prep Academy in Duluth and other school officials have been indicted on charges of conspiring to bring illegal aliens into the country and issuing them fraudulent immigration documents. Dong Seok Yi, 52, of Duluth, president and CEO of the English language school named College Prep Academy, was charged with conspiracy and making false statements in immigration documents, according to U.S. Attorney Yates, the charges and other information presented in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Yi owns the Korea Times Atlanta, a local newspaper. Also indicted were Sook An Kil, a/k/a Stacy Kil, 41, of Duluth, academic coordinator for CPA; Chang Seon Song, 51, of Suwanee, the school’s academic director; and Sang Houn Kim a/k/a Chris …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The former real estate closing attorney reportedly used firm's escrow account as his personal piggy bank.
Friday, March 22
Neal Landers, 46, of Duluth was sentenced Thursday (March 21) in U.S District Court in Atlanta to two years and three months in prison for using funds from real estate transactions he oversaw for his personal use. “Landers violated the law and the trust of his clients when he used his firm’s escrow account as his own personal piggy bank,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates in a news release. Landers exploited his position as a real estate closing attorney by misappropriating funds from closings beginning in 2007, according to Yates, the charges, and other information presented in court. When Landers received money transfers into his escrow account from several real estate closings, he did not distribute the funds promptly as required…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Gary now scheduled to be sentenced May 16 for bribing former Gwinnett commissioner Shirley Lasseter.
The sentencing for Gwinnett developer Mark Gary has been delayed again until May 16. Gary, who pleaded guilty Oct. 1 in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to a federal bribery charge, had been scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. Feb. 28. Gary, a Duluth resident, had originally been scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 3, but Judge Pannell continued his sentencing hearing until late February to facilitate matters relating to Gary’s cooperation in an ongoing investigation of government corruption in Gwinnett County. Gary’s sentencing is now scheduled for 10 a.m. before Judge Pannell in Courtroom 2307 of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building in Atlanta. Gary admitted to bribing former Gwinnett County commissioner …
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 …