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Shirley Lasseter -- Rise and fall of a down-home dignitary

Unvarnished but celebrated, Shirley Lasseter won hearts before bribery scandal derailed her career.

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Shirley Lasseter resignation letter

The following is Shirley Lasseter's official resignation letter that was emailed to County Administrator Glen Stephens obtained by the Gwinnett Daily Post.

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Duluth residents shocked but sympathetic in Lasseter case

Residents of Duluth were shocked by recent news that the city's former mayor of 14 years and county commissioner pleaded guilty in federal court to accepting bribes. Some felt, however, that others should not "throw stones" at the 64-year-old public official for her actions.

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Lasseter pleads guilty to bribery charges, resigns from BOC

Former Duluth mayor Shirley Lasseter has resigned from the Board of Commissioners. She pleads guilty to bribery charges on Thursday.

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Commissioner Lasseter to retire from politics

Commissioner will step down after one term in office.


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