ATLANTA (AP) Federal prosecutors have accused a Gwinnett County businessman of bribing a county official to get her to vote to approve his application to build a solid waste transfer station.
Mark Gary on Wednesday waived indictment and asked that his case be sent to a U.S. district judge for a guilty plea.
Prosecutors say Gary gave John Fanning $30,000 worth of chips for an out-of-state casino in 2009 to secure the vote of Fanning's mother, Shirley Lasseter, who was a county commissioner.
Gary's defense attorney Paul Kish says there is corruption in Gwinnett County. He says his client made a mistake but has been cooperating with federal authorities.
Lasseter, Fanning and another man are set to be sentenced Wednesday afternoon after they pleaded guilty in May to a bribery scheme.