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Shirley Lasseter Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison For Accepting Bribes

The former Gwinnett County Commissioner has four to six weeks to report to the federal prison she will be assigned to.

Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison without parole on Wednesday for accepting bribes.

Sentencing was delayed until Sept. 18 for Lasseter’s son, John Fanning, and another defendant, Carl “Skip” Cain.

Lasseter has four to six weeks to report to federal prison. U.S. Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. recommended that she be incarcerated close to Atlanta so she can be close to her family.

Lasseter's attorney, Stephen Johnson, had argued in federal court in Atlanta for a 24-month sentence, but the judge opted for the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s recommendation.

Several family members and friends spoke on Lasseter’s behalf, asking for leniency based on her record of community service to Duluth and Gwinnett County.

Debbie September 05, 2012 at 09:41 PM
She needs more time than that. They all need many years. They are all crooks. Make sure she is treated like all the other criminals in prison. No special treatment!!!
Cal September 05, 2012 at 11:13 PM
You are so right.They are all crooks, she just got cought. Hope there will be more in the near future.
Debbie September 05, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Her kids begging for her to go free because she has had a hard time with money ... LOL ... please most of us have and we are not out stealing from people and breaking the law ... no pity for her from me ... lock her up and throw away the key as far as I'm concerned ... Charles Bannister should be in the cell beside her along with the others bunch of crooks!!

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