That Gwinnett Corruption Problem? Sheriff Says It Goes Back To 2004

Hey, are you an elected official in Gwinnett, or have you been one during the last decade?  Sheriff Butch Conway says the FBI and the IRS may have a working file on you:

In his first public comments on the Lasseter investigation, Conway said Wednesday that he has been hearing “very credible accusations” since 2004 involving payoffs to certain commissioners and their associates.

He said he first approached the IRS criminal investigations division seeking assistance with an investigation, but the IRS referred him to the FBI’s Public Corruption Task Force. Conway said he has had a deputy assigned to that group since 2010.

As a reminder, two commissioners have been indicted in the last two years, with one pleading guilty.  A third, Commission Chairman Charles Bannister, resigned his position to avoid being indicted.  That didn’t stop the issues between Bannister and Sheriff Conway, however.

The rumblings of other shoes imminently dropping have been ongoing since the 2010 issues surfaced.  It’s quite possible that Commissioner Lasseter isn’t the only shoe in freefall.


  1. bgsmallz says:

    Gwinnett bus service to Atlanta started around the same time…

    I always thought those folks who worried about the crime that Marta ‘would bring’ to the county were crazy….maybe I was wrong?

    I mean if Marta was running trains, they might have major drug rings instead of just corrupt politicians…errr….nevermind.

    • Calypso says:

      “I mean if Marta was running trains, they might have major drug rings instead of just corrupt politicians…errr….nevermind.”

      We can multi-task here in Gwinnett.

    • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

      I guess that it is a good thing that MARTA never came into the county and instead left the crime to the professionals.

      …The Latin American drug cartels and the Gwinett County government.

  2. Jimmie says:

    The suspense is killing me! This is better than any Housewives of Ho-ville. Who’s going down next? Hopefully there is video.

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