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Lasseter To Be Sentenced on Wednesday

The former Gwinnett County Commissioner and two others are scheduled to be sentenced for accepting bribes.

Sentencing for former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. in federal district court in Atlanta.

On May 31, Lasseter pleaded guilty to accepting $36,000 in bribes in 2011 from an undercover FBI agent posing as a real estate developer to support a proposed development on Boggs Road. She faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. Lasseter resigned from the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners the same day.

Lasseter is a former longtime mayor of Duluth. Her Gwinnett district included Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill.

Her son John Fanning and Carl “Skip” Cain of Flowery Branch pleaded guilty to participating in the bribery scheme as well as to drug trafficking. Both also face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Sentencing for all three was originally scheduled for Aug. 6 but was continued until Sept. 5.

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