Charges of corruption continue to ring through Metro Atlanta.
Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter says corruption is nothing new and that it is everywhere, according to a news report. She would know.
Lasseter in 2012 pleaded pleaded guilty to federal charges that she accepted bribes in exchange for her support for a proposed real estate development in her district, according to the feds. She was sentenced to 33 months in prison and released in May.
“I just don’t see it as a culture of corruption. This is something that has gone on for years and years, unfortunately, in DeKalb, in Fulton, in Gwinnett,” WSB-TV quoted Lasseter as saying, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I think the corruption is not that bad in Gwinnett, as you look over in the other counties, I really don’t.”