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Lasseter Says Bribery Was a Common Practice

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.

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 expected 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 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 reported they made payments to other county commissioners, planning commission members, and zoning board members.

Current Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash is quoted in the article as saying that she did not think that bribery was a normal way of doing business in the county.

R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew October 23, 2012 at 04:20 AM
"Developers told her after she took office 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." And the FED judge gave this winner a break, the way she talks here you'd swear she was in office under the gold dome wouldn't you?

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