Wednesday, October 10, 2012
John Fanning remains in Gwinnett County Jail. A Gwinnett judge has scheduled a bond hearing for Fanning Oct. 17 on aggravated assault and false imprisonment charges in Oct. 5 domestic incident involving his estranged wife.
John Fanning remains in the Gwinnett County Detention Center Tuesday following a domestic dispute involving his estranged wife Lesley Fanning last Friday (Oct. 5) at their Dacula home. The new incident may delay his going to federal prison for a while. Fanning was charged with felony aggravated assault and felony false imprisonment. Following a Gwinnett court appearance Saturday, the judge scheduled a bond hearing on these charges for Oct. 17. A bond of $2,000 each was set on charges of misdemeanor cruelty to children and obstructing a call for emergency assistance. Fanning allegedly confronted his wife at their home on Bold Springs Road about 7:30 a.m. Friday, prevented her from leaving, and beat her with a wooden table and its legs in …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
John Fanning, the son of former Gwinnett commissioner Lasseter was located via a tracking device, after attacking his estranged wife according to the Gwinnett Sheriff's report.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
John Fanning, jailed without bond since a domestic dispute on Friday (Oct. 5) in Dacula that involved his estranged family, beat his wife with a table and table leg within view of their children, according to a Gwinnett Sheriff's incident report. John Fanning, son of former Gwinnett commissioner Shirley Lasseter, fled to a nearby wooded area after the incident and was located by Gwinnett Sheriff's SWAT officers via an electronic tracking device, the report says. The report says the incident occured between 11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, and 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 5. John Fanning's three children "watched John L. Fanning beat their mother with the wooden table and legs of table, causing visible bruising and lacerations of her forearms, legs and …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Following a late January domestic dispute, John Fanning was charged with misdemeanor battery. Lesley Fanning was charged with felony aggravated assault.
John Fanning, 34, and Lesley Fanning, 31, still face charges stemming from a domestic violence incident at their Dacula home on Bold Springs Road earlier this year. John Fanning was arraigned Oct. 3 in Gwinnett State Court on a misdemeanor battery charge and interfering with a 911 call as a result of the incident. Lesley Fanning waived arraignment in Gwinnett Superior Court Sept. 11 on a felony charge of aggravated assault and had her attorney request a jury trial. Gwinnett Police had filed the charges against both of them following the Jan. 31 incident. The Fannings, who have been married for 14 years, are in the process of obtaining a divorce and are involved in a custody dispute over their three children. A Gwinnett County Police …
Friday, October 5, 2012
John Fanning, the son of former Gwinnett Commissioner Shirley Lasseter is being held without bond in the Gwinnett Detention Center after an incident Friday in Dacula.
John Fanning, son of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center on Friday morning (Oct. 5) on charges that include aggravated assault and cruelty to children (third degree), records show. Fanning, already facing a federal prison sentence for bribery and drug trafficking charges, is being held without bond on the assault charge, as well as a charge of false imprisonment. Fanning, with a listed address of Bold Springs Road in Dacula, was booked into the jail at 11:28 a.m., records show. FOX5 News reported that Fanning, 34, showed up at his estranged wife's house around 11 a.m. Friday, violating her protection order against him. A spokesperson for the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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, 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 were …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Lesley Lynn Fanning, wife of John Fanning, arrested and charged with attempting to bring handgun into courthouse.
Lesley Lynn Fanning of Dacula, the estranged wife of John Fanning, was arrested and charged with attempting to bring a concealed weapon into the Gwinnett Justice Administration Center in Lawrenceville Wednesday, Sept. 12, according to an incident report filed by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department. The handgun was discovered in her purse or laptop computer bag about 1:45 p.m. as it was going through X-ray screening at the entrance to the courthouse by Gwnnett Sheriff's Deputy Jimmy Melancon. The gun and 10 rounds of ammunition were confiscated after other deputies arrived on the scene. Mrs. Fanning was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and carrying a weapon into a public gathering place. John Fanning, also of …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Feds say developer Mark Gary, a former Gwinnett Planning Commissioner paid Lasseter $30,000 to influence her vote on a solid waste transfer station. Gary's business is currently developing Noble Village in Peachtree Corners.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Former Gwinnett Planning Commissioner Mark Gary has been charged by federal authorities in Atlanta with bribery in connection with a payment made to then-Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, according to media reports. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Wednesday (Sept. 5) that Gary, who is part of Gary Holding Group in Johns Creek, paid $30,000 in casino chips to influence Lasseter's vote on a solid waste transfer station in Norcross. The Gary Holding Group is also the developer in the new Noble Village at Spalding, a senior living center located on the former site of the Faith Life Church. Lasseter voted for the transfer station on April 28, 2009. The following June, Gary gave the chips to her son, John Fanning, federal court documents …