Margo Anderson sentenced in Lynn Haven city corruption investigation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Former Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson was sentenced to one month in prison, a year of probation and 100 hours of community service.
This is for her role in a large city corruption investigation, which took place after Hurricane Michael.
Anderson made a plea agreement in February, instead of going to trial.
She was sentenced Monday in a federal court in Tallahassee.
That’s where the judge says she will likely serve her prison sentence.
She’s ordered to turn herself in by noon on July 10th.
She originally faced 64 charges, but was reduced to one felony charge, which was lying to the FBI.
She appears to be at peace with the ruling, saying quote “It is well with my soul.”
She also did not object to the sentence via her attorney, when it was given to her in court.
Local businessman James Finch is still set to go to trial for a second time in October for his alleged part in the corruption case.
His first trial in March ended in a mistrial.
We’ll continue to update this story with the court documents and any additional information.
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