Gwinnett businessman to be sentenced in bribe scheme

11:36 AM, Sep 5, 2012   |    comments
Mark Gary (Courtesy Richard Miller)
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ATLANTA -- Gwinnett businessman Mark Gary will be sentenced in federal court Wednesday afternoon along with former county commissioner Shirley Lasseter in connection with a bribery scheme.

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Gary waived indictment after he was charged with one count of criminal information Wednesday morning.

Lasseter will be pleading guilty to a charge of accepting bribes in exchange for the support of a solid waste transfer station in her district.

In court Wednesday, Gary's lawyer said the businessman would be back in court in a few days to plead guilty.

Prosecutors said that in exchange for the yes vote on the transfer station, Gary gave Lasseter and her son, John Fanning, $30,000 in gambling chips from an out of the area casino.

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