Saturday, December 15, 2012
Duluth Patch confirms that former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter arrived at Satellite Prison Camp in Marianna, FL, Wednesday, Dec. 12, to start serving 33-month sentence.
Duluth Patch has confirmed that former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, who was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to serve 33 months in federal prison for bribery, reported as scheduled on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to her assigned facility in Marianna, FL. Lasseter was assigned to a minimum security Satellite Prison Camp (SPC) for female offenders located adjacent to the Marianna, FL, Federal Correctional Institute (FCI), a medium security prison for male inmates. The FCI has a population of 1,270 male inmates. The SPC houses 375 female inmates. A prison spokesman confirmed that Lasseter arrived Wednesday to start serving her prison term. FCI Marianna is located in the Florida panhandle, five miles north of the town of …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Letter filed in federal district court in Atlanta requires the former Gwinnett County commissioner to report to prison in Florida by Dec. 12. Mark Gary's sentencing may be held off 60 days.
Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter has been ordered to report to federal prison in Marianna, FL, by Dec. 12 to begin serving a 33-month sentence for bribery, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday (Nov. 23). Lasseter pleaded guilty last May to accepting $36,500 in bribes during 2011 from an undercover FBI agent posing as a Florida businessman for her favorable vote on a potential real estate development in her commission district. In September, she was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. to serve 33 months in prison without parole. The order to report to prison was contained in a letter dated Nov. 15 and filed in the federal district court in Atlanta Nov. 19, the article stated. …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter reportedly tells AJC in an interview that developers told her bribing county officials was the way to get business done.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter has reportedly revealed in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that bribery was a common practice in Gwinnett County. Lasseter is slated to enter federal prison soon after pleading guilty and being sentenced to serve 33 months in prison for accepting bribes in 2011 from an undercover FBI agent to approve a proposed development in her commission district. Developers told her after she took office on the commission in 2009 that making illegal payments to government officials in the county was the way to get business done, according to an Associated Press article citing her interview with the AJC posted on ajc.com Saturday morning. Lasseter told the AJC that developers …
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 …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Developer of the Noble Village senior living center in Peachtree Corners has been charged with bribing former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter.
A plea hearing has been scheduled for Gwinnett businessman Mark Gary on corruption charges at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, before U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. in Courtroom 2307 of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building in Atlanta. Gary, one of three partners in Gary Holding Group currently developing the new senior living center on Spalding Drive, has been charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta with bribing former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley to obtain commission approval in 2009 of a controversial $4-million waste transfer station in which he had a personal stake. Gary was implicated in an investigation of corruption in Gwinnett County government. After Lasseter voted in favor of the permit for the project, Gary …
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 …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Jace Brooks to be sworn in on Monday, Sept. 17; he replaces Dist. 1 BOC Shirley Lasseter who resigned in May amid federal bribery charges..
Jace Brooks, elected in July to represent Gwinnett BOC District 1, will be sworn into office Monday, Sept. 17. According to a Gwinnett County news release Friday, Brooks will attend his first Gwinnett BOC meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18. Brooks, a Suwanee City Council member from 2002-12, will be filling the remainder of the term that was vacated when Shirley Lasseter resigned in May amid federal bribery charges. He was the only qualifier for the special election in November to fill the unexpired term. Brooks was elected in July to the full term that begins in 2013. District 1 represents Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill. “I’m grateful to take office now because District 1 needs and deserves an effective representative,” Brooks said in the Gwinnett…