Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison without parole on Wednesday for accepting bribes.
Sentencing was delayed until Sept. 18 for Lasseter’s son, John Fanning, and another defendant, Carl “Skip” Cain.
Lasseter has four to six weeks to report to federal prison. U.S. Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. recommended that she be incarcerated close to Atlanta so she can be close to her family.
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Lasseter's attorney, Stephen Johnson, had argued in federal court in Atlanta for a 24-month sentence, but the judge opted for the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s recommendation.
Several family members and friends spoke on Lasseter’s behalf, asking for leniency based on her record of community service to Duluth and Gwinnett County.
Lasseter's District 1 included Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill.
Patch will have updates on the Lasseter sentencing.