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.