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Saturday, December 29, 2012
A key figure in the Shirley Lasseter bribery case has received a date to report to federal prison. After being granted a brief reprieve because his wife was hospitalized, Carl “Skip” Cain of Flowery Branch has been ordered to report to federal prison by January 7, 2013, to begin serving a 57-month sentence without parole. Cain pleaded guilty earlier this year to participating in a bribery scheme involving former Gwinnett County commissioner Lasseter, and to drug trafficking charges. Cain, 65, has been assigned to a federal prison in Edgefield, S.C. The Federal Correctional Institute at Edgefield is a medium security facility for male offenders. It is near the Georgia-S.C. border about 25 miles north of Augusta. FCI-Edgefield has a current …
John Fanning, son of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, and "Skip" Cain were sentenced in U.S. District Court for bribery and drug trafficking.
John Fanning, 34, of Dacula, the son of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, was sentenced to 57 months in prison Tuesday (Sept. 18) in U.S. District Court in Atlanta for bribery and drug trafficking. Carl “Skip" Cain, 66, of Flowery Branch, also received a sentence of 57 months on the same charges. Both prison sentences are without parole. U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. followed the sentencing recommendations of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta, based on the defendants' cooperation in an ongoing investigation of corruption in Gwinnett County government. Fanning and Cain each could have received sentences of 70 to 87 months under federal sentencing guidelines. Fines from $10,000 to $100,000 for each man …