Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Former Gwinnett commissioner asks some Duluth officials, local business and civic leaders, and personal friends to write letters to the judge who will be sentencing her.
Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter has emailed Duluth city officials, the president of the Gwinnett chamber, local civic leaders, and personal friends requesting character reference letters addressed to the judge who will preside over her Sept. 5 sentencing hearing for bribery. Lasseter asked that the letters be emailed to her defense attorney Stephen Johnson. Lasseter pleaded guilty May 31 in federal district court in Atlanta to accepting bribes from an undercover FBI agent posing as a real estate developer to support a proposed real estate development in Gwinnett County. She faces a sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. "I don’t know if this reduces my sentence," Lasseter said, "but I do know that…
Friday, August 12, 2011
Gwinnett Police and FBI statistics show the crime rate has dropped in recent years.
The Gwinnett County Police Department will soon release its complete annual crime report for 2010. Patch contacted the department for statiscal crime data, and below we have pulled together data over the past 10 years. To see previous annual reports from the department, click here. In general, the number of calls to the police department has gone down in recent years, with about 432,000 general calls in 2010. That's compared with 530,000 in 2009 and 532,000 in 2008. The number of traffic calls has decreased over the previous year, with about 194,000 this past year and about 211,000 in 2009. However, in the time between 2000-2008, the number of traffic calls were lower each year than 2010 or 2009. Part 1 crimes, or crimes that are tracked …
Friday, April 22, 2011
FBI and U.S. Customs and Immigration worked together on the local crackdown.
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Friday, April 22, 2011
Local business owners recruited and transported illegal immigrants to Chinese restaurants other establishments to work, exploiting them, according to officials. Pili Chen and Ai Lin Fu, both of Norcross, were both sentenced to over one year in prison and many more years of supervision, according to Department of Justice officials. District Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. sentenced Chen on Thursday, who owned and operated a business called New Fuzhou Employment Agency, along with his wife, co-defendant Xiao Ping Li. Ai Lin Fu was also sentenced in January for having a similar business called Zhong Mei Employment Agency. Both were located in a Chamblee strip mall. According to the Justice Department release, Chen and Fu sought out …