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Lasseter sought to leverage position for airport

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LAWRENCEVILLE -- Federal authorities said Thursday that Shirley Lasseter's bribery discussions included the proposed privatization of the Gwinnett County Airport.

Lasseter, a former Gwinnett County Commissioner, pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal district court to accepting bribes in exchange for her support for a proposed real estate development in District 1, which she represented, which includes the Duluth and Suwanee area. She resigned from her commission seat on Thursday.

In a news release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Lasseter and her son, John Fanning, "sought to enlist the (undercover) agent's help as a 'bag man' in leveraging Lasseter's official position to enrich themselves personally from the proposed privatization of the Gwinnett County Airport."

Commission chairwoman Charlotte Nash said in an e-mail to the Daily Post that she was "disapointed and shocked" by the situation. Nash said she ran for her position because "she knew the county had been harmed by actions in earlier years that had given the public good reason to distrust commissioners."

"We have been working hard over the last 15 months or so to address those concerns," Nash wrote. "Now, just as I felt we had made some progress and had begun to point the County in the right direction, we are faced with this serious setback. I am just sick for all of Gwinnett County."

Gwinnett County spokesman Joe Sorenson said he did not know the specifics of the situation before Thursday's arraignment.

"This is something that we're going to have to figure out over the next couple of days," Sorenson said.

Lasseter's term doesn't expire until Dec. 31. Laurie McClain, a Suwanee accountant, and Jace Brooks, a former Suwanee Councilman, both Repulicans, have qualified to run for the seat.

Last week, a crowd of hundreds pushed commissioners to make a decision about the airport before the July 31 primary.

Tuesday's Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners meeting could be when a vote is taken on a proposal to expand the Gwinnett County Airport. An agenda for the meeting will be released today.

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kevin 2 years, 4 months ago

I guess we still have work to do to clean house at the BOC. More will surely come out as time goes on. They all get bought out after that first year in an office. I keep telling people NOT to re-elect any politician but people have become too stupid or blind to the corruption. They only complain but do nothing about it but suck it up for another 4 yrs. Jace has a great record for Suwanee. Laurie, an accountant, can find more than one way to balance the books. Be careful with an accountant. If the BOC doesn't vote before July 31, then we know what Heard and Boudreaux are up to as well. The FBI shouldn't stop with Lassiter. I could see that she was connected to developers. She was easy prey. "We have been working hard over the last 15 months or so to address those concerns," Nash wrote. Guess she isn't working hard enough or looking in the right places, under her nose.

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

Kevin...soooo...if the BOC doesn't vote before July 31st then Commissioner Beaudreau is guilty of being on the take. PLEASE DO GWINNETT A HUGE FAVOR and never run for District Attorney.

Prime stuff there Kevin...prime stuff!

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rco1847 2 years, 4 months ago

Floyd acts like he's defending due process when he's really attacking justice due.

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

RCO...no...I am tired of people who want to insinuate with zero evidence. There should be something in your personal character that knows that doing so is simply unacceptable and it's a sad statement on you that you don't.

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Dubbin 2 years, 4 months ago

Floyd - dude you gotta wake up. The only reason a vote would be delayed past the election would be to give cover to a politician who knows that voting for the airport would doom his chances of re-election right? You don't need to be a lawyer to see that. And the only reason for a politician to vote for something that makes no economic sense and that nobody wants is because there must be some reason the politician wants it to pass over the objections of the community. Maybe like selling a bunch of copiers?

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHA...you take ignorance to a new level...congratulations!!

Yeah..Commissioner Beaudreau wants, according to you, to expand the airport because he wants to sell more copiers. You've been looking at bright lights a bit too long.

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NewsReader 2 years, 4 months ago

I am shocked! Just shocked! LOL, you just can't make this crap up..Banister...Kenerly...Lasseter...who's next? I'm reasonably certain we can find some of Mikey's shenanigans in the mix somewhere! Nash said "...I am just sick for Gwinnett County..." Well, I am just sick OF Gwinnett County and I'm sick of all you people (i.e. Fly Gwinnett Forward, Propeller Heads, etc.) lining up for your own benefit all at our expense

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

NewsReader...if you have some evidence of shenanigans by Commissioner Beaudreau then you need to be presenting that evidence to the proper authorities...otherwise take your ignorant musings elsewhere.

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dentaldawg83 2 years, 4 months ago

hitting a nerve there Floyd?...

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

Not a bit...I always have a distaste for people making baseless accusations. No one, you included, has anything but absolute zero evidence.

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

...not even a smidge. The better question is why it doesn't bother you when people insinuate a criminal act with absolutely zero evidence? I don't care what the situation is or who/what it's about....there should be something in your personal character that unacceptable.

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rco1847 2 years, 4 months ago

Floyd - stick to your guns - you'll still be voting for Lassiter, Bannister and Kenerly 10 years from now.

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

RCO...if ignorance was a food item you'd be eating for a few months. Exactly how do I vote for persons who are not in elected office? Bannister? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....you should do just a tad of research before you look like a fool.

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kevin 2 years, 4 months ago

the FBI will decide. Mike should vote for what the people want, not what he thinks is best for him.

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NewsReader 2 years, 4 months ago

Wow...they didn't waste any time removing her from the Gwinnett County website either...LOL!

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Coolray 2 years, 4 months ago

This further erodes trust in the Commission at a time when we need leadership. This sad on a personal level but even sadder when you think of the larger damage this had done to the body politic. No more civility, trust and teamwork, money rules the day and everything be damned.

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JW 2 years, 4 months ago

Just putting this out there. Wouldn't you think that now that a commissioner has been found to be "for sale" on the airport issue that this would open the BOC up for legal action on any past and possible future airport actions? Are we supposed to take any airport action seriously now? Looking at the rest of the board....there's one more out there that for some strange reason isn't supporting the majority opinion in his district. Probably got a "taste" of the good life with the trash deal and can't break the habit. The Mafia could learn some tricks from the Gwinnett BOC. We've got two choices. Vote em out after one term to impose our own "term limits" or elect some that are already rich enough that they won't steal much.

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BenDover 2 years, 4 months ago

Agree, term limits are a must. The county needs a "citizen's board", volunteer committee, that will listen to what the people want, then recommend it to the board. These land deals, stadiums, airport, trash...should have the citizens approval, not the approval of crooks. Someone may be knocking my comment, if there is a board, I'm not aware of it. The citizens board is a limited service period 2 years, made up of non-paid volunteers alternating every 3 years. Can only serve one term and have to be involved with the board on a non voting basis for 1 year. That way experienced people will be on the board to make recommendations to the commission. It's time the Gwinnett Commission form of governement is changed...

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

So then what is the purpose of electing commissioners then?

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BenDover 2 years, 4 months ago

Purpose ot the commisoners would be to enact the wishes of the citizens. The also will over see the established departments, ie police, fire...etc....

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jack 2 years, 4 months ago

To give developers someone to bribe?

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kevin 2 years, 4 months ago

to do what the taxpayer wants. Isn't that the American political system? To represent the people, not yourself and your family?

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BufordToo 2 years, 4 months ago

There's already one in place, the Zoning Commission. And these people are crooks too!

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Gwinnett_Citizen 2 years, 4 months ago

The problem with term limits are that those commissioners will get there payouts from there votes sooner than having to wait till they are voted out. But if limits are imposed I would guess they have less time to accumulate all those "back scratches".

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

....and JW...you have some EVIDENCE of the "taste" of the good life correct? Or does that innocent until proven guilty stuff only apply to people you select.

The simple and plain truth here is that you have nothing but weak conjecture that couldn't stand straight if it was magnetized.

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BenDover 2 years, 4 months ago

Did she not plead guilty? People, this is the only crime she plead to... I think he was saying this it the only one she got caught on.... Back in Feburary when she said she was not running for re-election, she sighted,health reasons...Now we know the health reasons....

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kevin 2 years, 4 months ago

Since when has a politician ever pleaded guilty before they got caught?

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rco1847 2 years, 4 months ago

Floyd acts like he's hiding something.

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

Do tell rco...I'm curious what I'm hiding...a comment made even funnier in that you hide your real identity while I do not.

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Dubbin 2 years, 4 months ago

Anybody who can not see how this airport deal has been orchestrated by Bannister and his buddies to line their pockets is an idiot. Anybody who thinks that Beaudreau and the others didn't know about the corruption is just choosing to stick their head in the sand.

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

...beats those who stick their head in the toilet making foolish statements like yours.

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R 2 years, 4 months ago

@Floyd I have to say that I admire your persistence; does firefighting run in your family tree perhaps? Because you sure seem to be running into locations that OTHERS are leaving in DROVES!

Since the sentencing of “Ma Barker” won’t occur until August, (after the primary vote) I wonder what else will drop then because of her cooperation and that of her SON? But the BIGGEST issue is the deafening SILENCE of the GWINNETT GOP at this point. Come on folks, nary a comment was heard during the last round of “Indictments are Us” BUT you HAVE to do something now. Heck if we wanted “Atlanta/ Fulton County Foolishness” we would have voted DEMOCRATIC.

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

Lol...no firefighting in my family..I have flown aerobatics and trained as a bush pilot...at least that's something kinda equalivant.

I have thought about the G-GOP and here's my thinking. This is not an Republican thing. It is a Shirley Lasseter thing. I'm not sure there really is anything for them to say other than to be disgusted with it.

Finally...people are not leaving Commissioner Beaudreau in droves. You might think this damages him but remember that he's already been looked at by the grand jury at the same time others were and was found to have done nothing improper. Again...you should be happy that the BOC has at least some of its members who operate with personal integrity.

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R 2 years, 4 months ago

Sorry - SOMEBODY qualified these candidates and then spent volunteers’ time and COUNTY party money in their elections, can't decouple that car so easily…

We had 3 COMFIRMED PROBLEMS in less than 6 years, even “cluster map analysis ” says it’s NOT just coincidence.

You haven’t read the Grand Jury report completely have you? It could be said that he was found to have done nothing ILLEGAL in the limited scope of the incidents reviewed.

However, let’s look toward the other findings such as lack of communication with county staff. This one was FULLY put on display for ALL to see in August 2011 and maybe as far back as 2006.

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johngalt2 2 years, 4 months ago

As an FYI to you R, the Gwinnett County Republican Party does not qualify candidates for office...individuals decide if they want to run for office and they pick which party's banner to run under. There may be some instances where the Gwinnett Party (or its officers) encourages certain individuals to run for office, but Lasseter was not in that category. I doubt much money from the Gwinnett Party was ever used for Lasseter either, as the Gwinnett Party does not have much money to begin with (ever look at their financials?). The Gwinnett Party should come out and condemn her behavior though...and any Republican officeholder who pleads (or is found guilty of) a crime. This applies to both Bannister and Kenerly (although Kenerly is still fighting his charges, to my knowledge). In order to have any moral standing, the Gwinnett Republican Party needs to clearly state that this behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

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kevin 2 years, 4 months ago

This is because most of these people running for BOC is really a Democrat hiding under a GOP label in order to be elected. Stop re-electing people and this problem will pretty much die with it.

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DrKEdD 2 years, 4 months ago

PLEASE...will you believe me now? I warned of the overt corruption! We need to fire everybody and start again, including Porter. From top to bottom, we have serious issues with trustworthiness and exploitation of public trust! Let's start the investigation on the water treatment plants. OMG! It is ridiculous. Question: What former county commissioner is an environmental engineer? LG...what is the relationships here? PLEASE open your eyes! They do their own will, not the will of the people!

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rco1847 2 years, 4 months ago

Well it's another example of the Gwinnett County Republican Aristocracy at work. When you essentialy have only one party and voters only have one option it's like having a license to steal. At the begining of the recession we got hit with more taxes. They already did the spending and needed the taxes to cover it. Then the airport issue started to smell as bad as the garbage issue. Meanwhile, Bannister, Kenerly and now Lassiter look like the 3 Stooges. The best thing this commission can do is NOTHING. Just sit there and don't do anything.

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rco1847 2 years, 4 months ago

More Good Christian Family Values at work here. When they say a prayer at the BOC meetings I want to puke. The best politicians money can buy.

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NewsReader 2 years, 4 months ago

Nice of you to take a cheap pot shot at Christians. Would you have done the same for Jews? How about Muslim or Hindu? How about Eckankar? While the Republican Party prides itself being on being religious, they are not codependent of one another. This isn't about Christianity. It's about a culture of corruption that permeates our Commission. Let's try to keep our attention focused on that.

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rco1847 2 years, 4 months ago

The airport issue makes a fine example of privatizing in action. When there is blood in the water the sharks are the first to arrive. They've put the SIN back in buSINess. The battle cry for privatizing always claims a better outcome. Is that why we bailed out Wall Street and so many banks failed? We've been eating too much Pink Slime.

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pere33 2 years, 4 months ago

Not surprised. I saw this coming long time ago. They need to do more and clean the house.

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jljustis 2 years, 4 months ago

No legitimate business or economic model can support the job numbers that Propeller is trying to sell. There are legitimate studies that raise serious doubts that commercialization will work. For this to pass the BOC, either the commissioners are stupid or they have something to gain for themselves. I am glad they got Shirley. I also hope she raises the roof to let the extent of the corruption, both past and present, be seen to all. Some posters discount the other studies. But remember this; only Propeller has something to gain. I laugh at the idiots that think that Delta bused people to the BOC meeting. These are the same idiots that think commercialization will bring 18,000 to 19,000 jobs. Repent and confess, Shirley; repent and confess all.

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JW 2 years, 4 months ago

Anybody else notice Floyd is a pilot....and he's all worked up over defending Beaudreau? Got an agenda there Floyd???

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

Actually JW...it is clear to everyone in the room that you are the one with the agenda.

A pilot? You bet. Absolutely LOVE flying. Been that way when I took my first flight in a Cessna 182 @ PDK when I was 10 years old. I wasn't aware that was a crime.

Worked up over defending Beaudreau? Nah...just disgusted at people who will insinuate bribery without so much as a molecule of evidence. You should feel the same way and I'm disappointed in you that you don't.

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JW 2 years, 4 months ago

Actually I do have an agenda. Not to have anything else rammed down my throat by your buddy Beadreau. It's obvious to anyone on here that you're on at least a half dozen blogs and websites either lobbying for the airport or defending Beaudreau. I can wait. It will eventually work out like it should. Did you happen to notice you're in the vast minority here? You seem think you're smarter than everyone on here. I'm betting no.

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teelee 2 years, 4 months ago

Wow, I am very upset with Shirley Lasseter. She may have blown Gwinnett's opportunity to have a beautiful regional airport costing jobs and prosperity for thousands. I knew last night the Gwinnett Daily Post would find a way to tie this to the airport issue and have a big front page headline, and I was right. Their bias on this issue has been so obvious from the start. I guess Gwinnett County can continue to be number one in home foreclosures and personal bankruptcies in the state of Georgia. Maybe by the year 2019 the Gwinnett Police, fireman and other county employees could actually get a pay raise. Thank you Shirley for crushing the hopes of so many for your own personal gain.

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jljustis 2 years, 4 months ago

The only way the airport scam can pass is to pay off the commissioners. Propeller is selling a bogus proposal. Teepee, you are an idiot for thinking that they can produce these jobs. Or, do you have something to gain? I say let the people of Gwinnett vote this fraud down.

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jljustis 2 years, 4 months ago

Yes seriously. Show me a unbiased, serious study or business model that shows they can create 18,000 jobs. There are none.

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mickey 2 years, 4 months ago

sorry jljustis....I was aiming that comment at teelee

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jljustis 2 years, 4 months ago

My fault. I thought it was in response to my comment. However, I see that it was in reply to teepee.

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R 2 years, 4 months ago

Teelee it was “tied up” by Shirley in her actions while looking for a bribe bagman because zoning deals didn’t pay enough …

The POST only reported what was in the charge where a GUITLY plea was taken.

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Katrina 2 years, 4 months ago

The publisher of the Gwinnett Daily Post, J. K. Murphy, is on the record as a proponent of privatizing and commercializing Briscoe Field. In addition, the indictment shows that Lasseter was trying to sell her vote on the airport deal.

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 4 months ago

This is a Teepee recording.........

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mickey 2 years, 4 months ago

This comes as no surprise, we all know that Shirley was Charlie's partner in crime. What did you want Ms. Nash to say "I told you so"? It takes time to gather evidence and they must be very sure before accusing anyone of wrong doing. Yes, I agree there are several more that need to go....the Finance Department has had to play a BIG part in all of this. Follow the money....follow Aaron and Glen.

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Mack711 2 years, 4 months ago

The only good thing to come out of this is she saved the taxpayers a lot of money by pleading guilty. Unlike Kenerly and Bannister. She by her own admission admits her mistake by accepting the money and stating that she needed it and is willing to serve her time and get this behind her. But there may be more under investigation that we do not know about at this time. The hammer has not fallen on them yet, but will. Just a matter of time.

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jljustis 2 years, 4 months ago

I understand what you are saying; but, actually it cost the taxpayers a lot of money for the investigation and prosecution. I hope she cooperates fully because it is very important for the citizens of Gwinnett County to know about the corruption. There is a lot to be uncovered, and I hope she cooperates fully. She should still serve 1 to 5 years in prison. She is the worst kind of politician. Once I sent her an email to ask her who she was listening to on her votes. I told her she was not representing the views of her constituents. She replied that she was listening to God. Can you believe the blasphemy? I hope she reads this, because she will remember the email. She needs to come clean and tells all. There is a lot more going on than what the citizens of Gwinnett can comprehend. Nobody will ever know the total extent such as contracts (i.e. non-competitive contracts for express service) and misuse of assets (someone getting paid for the use by a company of the Discover Mills Park and Ride for an auxiliary parking lot).

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Katrina 2 years, 4 months ago

She was listening to the Almighty, alright.......the Almighty Dollar!

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jljustis 2 years, 4 months ago

No doubt. If she is truly religious, she will confess all and expose the corruption that remains. I resisted in responding whether the slot machine gods had spoken to her. Remember, she also attended some of the outings? Shirley, you should be very ashamed!

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CD 2 years, 4 months ago

@Floyd: if you believe MB has acted with "integrity" then you surely do not expect much of elected officials. I'm not in his district, but I do not appreciate his trash plan nor do I believe he treats those in his district with respect or does he listen to their concerns.

Now if they are a major contributor, I'm sure he has them on speed dial. I'm confident that Landmark sees a path for him, but I think the path is covered in a thicket, at best.

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Floyd_Akridge 2 years, 4 months ago

CD...why did you put integrity in quotes?

You are also confusing not liking a decision with integrity...there is a VAST difference.

Listen to their concerns? Yeah...he does all those scheduled saturday meetings because he doesn't want to listen to citizens' concerns.

The election, as most are, will be interesting. But Mike Beaudreau is the clear leader and clear conservative. The other three candidates act like they're fighting over the last slice of pizza.

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CD 2 years, 4 months ago

Floyd: let me first assure you that I have the wallet to support any action that I take, or claim that I should make, or the consequences thereof. My potential adversary should have absolute resolve that they do as well. I chuckle when I look at the amount of campaign contributions that Heathens, like MB, collect and the extremes they will go to for such a pittance.

To answer your question directly: I question MB's ethics. It is obvious to me that he does not represent the best interests of the citizens--especially in this Briscoe debacle. I'm willing to overlook some of his actions as immaturity, but I absolutely question his ethics. This is my opinion and I will not back down from that. Meet me for a round at Springbrook sometime. We'll have an interesting chat while we review one of the disasters the BOC brought upon the county and has managed to keep the taxpayers hooked to with no exit in sight.

Sorry, but ethical behavior does include listening to the wishes of the constituents and either following through on their collective desires or at least providing sound reasons based in fact, based on a clear objectivity, and based on what can be shown, even if contrary to the public's desire, is in the best interests of said public. That does not happen in this case. It has never occurred and it most likely never will. It is time for MB to be shown the door. My sincere hope is that the citizens of the district prove Landmark wrong and wake up, at least temporarily. The bottom line is that most folks really are decent: they try to work hard and take care of their families. Concerns of the day for most outweigh the daily political wrangling of the Gluttonous Heathens—this distraction of daily life is what keeps the Heathens at the trough. I do believe that once things turn far enough, folks will wake up. Until then, the Heathens will continue doing what they do.

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kevin 2 years, 4 months ago

MB is voting yes because of the money people backing him. The common taxpayer doesn't want him anymore. We will see that he gets ousted. DO not re-elect any politician. Give them their 4 yrs and out. No pay, no pension, less crooks and money taking.

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CD 2 years, 4 months ago

Of Shirley's potential replacements, what is their stand on the expansion of Briscoe and is there anyone with the potential of actually serving the public's interests vs. assuming a chair at the table of Heathens? I'm not in her district and have not paid that close attention.

Btw, the cartoonish courtroom drawings were a riot. Put her in a clown suit and give her a box of cupcakes and she could really make some kids laugh.

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 4 months ago

Two qualified: Jace Brooks and Laurie McClain. The latter is on Fly Forward Gwinnett, and as such she is very most likely funded by the same folks that bribed Lasseter. She was put in the queue to assure passage of the airport fiasco, period. No clue about either person, but I'm in District 1 and will volunteer to campaign for Mr. Brooks.

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jljustis 2 years, 4 months ago

The only way to take corruption out of the process is to let the citizens of Gwinnett decide the airport issue; not the BOC.

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 4 months ago

The way that things work in our Republic, we elect leaders to make these decisions on our behalf. There IS no way around that - we cannot demand to vote on what paper clips to buy. NOW is the chance to take action - vote for those opposed to the airport debacle, and your voice shall be heard, otherwise, chillax.

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jljustis 2 years, 4 months ago

Instead, I sent an email to Nash telling her that the citizens of Gwinnett had not faith in the BOC. The corruption in Gwinnett has been the culture for many years. The BOC does not have the faith of the citizens and should no decide the future of the airport. More citizens should let her know that there is zero faith in the BOC.

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rco1847 2 years, 4 months ago

you're right - and they don't want to do that.

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 4 months ago

My favorite excerpt from the Grand Jury Presentment that got Bannister booted and Kenerly indicted:

Commissioner Shirley Lasseter testified about her recollection of the events which led up to this property acquisition. After observing her demeanor and hearing her testimony the Grand Jury specifically recommends the following:

That Commissioner Lasseter develop at least a basic understanding of tne land acquisition process;

That Commissioner Lasseter become more engaged In issues which affect her district and the entire county;

That Commissioner Lasseter must understand her role as a policy maker and decision maker rather than relying on the county staff to do her work for her.

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Katrina 2 years, 4 months ago

Can you imagine how incompetent she must have sounded for the Grand Jury to make such recommendations?!?! Pathetic!!!! And now we find out that on top of her incompetence, she's a crook!!!

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 4 months ago

Her debates in the last campaign truly were spectacles to behold. My favorite was when she told the press that she never ansered phone calls or e-mails because they were all so negative. Can't imagine why that would be. Calling her a babbling idiot is an insult to the idiot's union.

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jljustis 2 years, 4 months ago

That's a lie. She answered her email to me with . I hope her church take notice that she responded to me that she listens to God; blasphemy! Shirley,

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 4 months ago

So then she LIED when she made that comment to the media? Perhaps she screened her e-mails and calls to accept only those from fellow lowlifes (she's already admitted to being one of those, betraying public trust, believing that she was helping to spread the cancer of drugs, etc.).

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R 2 years, 4 months ago

NO she followed the advice of her lawyer here as did a few more of those who testified before the Grand Jury - BELIEVE IT...

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 4 months ago

Yes, exactly - she was caught in a sting and was offered a deal if she fingers others up the food chain.

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rco1847 2 years, 4 months ago

AND THE MONOPOLY by the Gwinnett Republican Aristocracy continues. We have fewer options and choices because people "Think" only Republican Candidates which is like handing elected officials a license to steal.

Propeller and Fly Gwinnett Backwards should be bidding on Purchasing the County Jail. They seem to have more experience there.

Is anyone really surprised. What so many of us expected has been proven true,and while there may not be more indictments you can be certain some of the rats scurried off before they got caught. When they said a prayer at the begining of the commission meetings I wanted to puke. It's nothing but backing stabbing bullship with a phoney front.

Why aren't we hearing from the Gwinnett Chamber of Communists? I know they supported the airport deal.

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rco1847 2 years, 4 months ago

Privatizing won't fix everything. It's not the end-all be-all its touted to be. Maybe we should get Wall Street to buy the airport. We can trust their business savvy, right? Whenever privatizing is proposed it's like blood in the water. The sharks always arrive first. I think some of us have been fed to much Pink Slime. Privatizing puts the SIN back in buSINess.

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kevin 2 years, 4 months ago

we are all forgetting that Lassiter appointed her very own son to the Planning Comm. Wasn't that convenient for her. All in the family.

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NewsReader 2 years, 4 months ago

Like it or not, you are judged by the company you keep. You keep poor company when you keep company with Gwinnett County Commissioners. Right Floyd? I particularly love how you defend Mikey. I don't like him, not because of what he might have done illegally, but because of how I have personally witnessed him act with contempt and disregard toward the good people of Gwinnett County. Defend him all you want, the man doesn't have an ounce of integrity in his entire body, and if you choose to believe otherwise, knock yourself out. I don't need your testimony, in large part, because you are a brainwashed idiot with an agenda. And if there is found to be illegal activity on his part, that would only serve to reinforce the perspective I have already developed of the man based on my own personal experience. We have two very different personal experiences, and it is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer what yours happens to be. Keep singing his praises. He needs all the cheerleaders he can get! There is no shortage, albeit few, of people willing to step up to the plate and defend him. Bannister has his cheerleaders too as does Kenerly. Keep posting your drivel. I'm exhausted engaging your continuous idiocy regarding this matter and this man. Have the last word now for I won't dignify anything you have to say further with a response.

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