Gwinnett County District 1 Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, whose district includes Suwanee and Duluth, reportedly has been charged by federal authorities with bribery, according to published reports.
Lasseter, a former mayor of Duluth, resigned her Gwinnett position Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
According to a federal complaint unsealed Thursday, Lasseter accepted $35,000 in bribes last year for her vote and influence involving a development on Boggs Road, the AJC reported.
A court hearing for the three defendants is scheduled for Thursday, an indication that some or all of the defendants could be entering guilty pleas. Lasseter resigned her office today, her attorney said.
Also charged are Lasseter's son, John Fanning, and businessman Carl Cain. Fanning and Cain are also charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, the AJC reported.
Patch will have more details soon on this development.