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Jailed Gwinnett commissioner back in Atlanta

Shirley Lasseter, the former Gwinnett County commissioner who was sent to prison for bribery, has been released to an Atlanta halfway house.

Lasseter is now at the Dismas Charities home in Atlanta, assistant director Reginald Brown confirmed. He would not say when she arrived. Lasseter, 66, is scheduled to be released from custody next May.

The facility has more than 200 people, Brown said, and is a re-entry program for offenders. Lasseter was sentenced to 33 months in prison in the fall of 2012 after she pleaded guilty to accepting $36,500 in bribes.

At the time, more people were expected to be caught up in the federal corruption probe, but the investigation appears to have stalled.

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Arielle Kass covers Fulton County. She joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2010 and has covered Gwinnett County, housing, money and retail business at the AJC. Arielle, an Emory graduate, has also worked at Crain’s Cleveland Business and the Gwinnett Daily Post.

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