clear
Monday August 3rd, 2015 9:14AM

Former Gwinnett commissioner gets almost 3 years

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - A former Gwinnett County commissioner has been sentenced to just less than three years in prison on federal bribery charges.

Shirley Lasseter was sentenced Wednesday to serve 33 months after she pleaded guilty in May to accepting bribes.

Lasseter's son, John Fanning, and another man, Carl ``Skip'' Cain, were also charged in the bribery scheme and also face drug charges. Their sentencing, originally set for Wednesday, was postponed.

Prosecutors say Gwinnett County businessman Mark Gary gave John Fanning $30,000 worth of chips for an out-of-state casino in 2009 to secure the vote of Lasseter, who was a county commissioner.

Gary's defense attorney Paul Kish says there is corruption in Gwinnett County. He says his client made a mistake but has been cooperating with federal authorities.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
AAA: Gas prices fall at fastest rate since January
AAA says gas prices are falling at the fastest rate since January due to cheaper crude oil costs and the resolution of some refinery issues in the western United States.
By AccessWDUN staff
5:31AM ( 3 hours ago )
Manhunt continues for suspect in Memphis officer's fatal shooting
A manhunt is underway Monday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer during a drug deal.
By Associated Press
5:20AM ( 3 hours ago )
Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good
By Associated Press
6:30PM ( 14 hours ago )
HCSO investigating death of woman found in Lake Lanier
Hall County authorities are investigating the death of a woman found in Lake Lanier Sunday afternoon.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:22PM ( 18 hours ago )
Hall County accident on 365 sends five to hospital
A traffic accident on Highway 365 has sent five people to the hospital.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:05PM ( 19 hours ago )