Lasseter To Report to Prison on December 12

The former Gwinnett commissioner is to serve her federal sentence in Florida.

Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter has been ordered to report to federal prison in Marianna, Fla, by Dec. 12 to begin serving a 33-month sentence for bribery, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported.

Lasseter, whose district included Suwanee, pleaded guilty last May to accepting $36,500 in bribes during 2011 from an undercover FBI agent posing as a Florida businessman; the bribes were in exchange for her favorable vote on a potential real estate development in her district. In September, she was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. to serve 33 months in prison without parole.

The order to report to prison was contained in a letter dated Nov. 15 and filed in the federal district court in Atlanta Nov. 19, the article stated.

Lasseter resigned from her District 1 post on the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in May. She had also represented Duluth and Sugar Hill on the commission.

For more on this article, visit Duluth Patch.

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