Lynn Haven mayor Margo Anderson, metropolis legal professional to face federal expenses

Lynn Haven mayor Margo Anderson, city attorney to face federal charges

PANAMA CITY — Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson and City Attorney Adam Albritton have been indicted by federal agents. 

City Council Member Judy Tinder confirmed that Anderson and Albritton are to be taken into custody. She said she watched Wednesday morning as FBI agents confiscated Anderson’s RV. Tinder and Anderson live close by one another.  

Anderson was in Jacksonville when officers arrived at her home, Tinder said. 

“Vickie (city manager Gainer) told me Albritton has been arrested,” Tinder said. 

News of the FBI action came as the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida announced it would hold a press conference at 2 p.m. at the United States Attorney’s Office in Panama City.

Special Agent in Charge Rachel Roja and Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford are set to accompany U.S. Attorney Larry Keefe at the press conference, which is being held on the one-year anniversary of Keefe’s establishment of a Public

Trust Unit to target public corruption, the news release said.

Anderson and Albritton were tied into an indictment that announced the arrests of former Lynn Haven City Manager Michael White, Community Services Director David Horton and three local business people who had contracted with the city for debris removal following Hurricane Michael.

Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson glides down a water slide with her dog Buddy to celebrate the reopened splash pad on March 18, 2019 at Sharon J.Sheffield Park in Lynn Haven.

Anderson and Albritton were named in the indictment as having had debris removall done at their personal properties by Erosion Control Specialst, headed by David White, one of those accused of stealing millions from the city.