Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Florida City Councilman Pleads Not Guilty In Embezzlement Case
Dan Andrews, 33, City Councilman in Sebring, Florida, pleaded not-guilty to 33 fraud charges yesterday. Andrews was arrested on November 24th on felony counts of grand theft, "scheming to defraud" and "embezzlement by making false entries on the books of a corporation." Andrews was the executive director of the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce and used his position to embezzle some $119,000 from operational accounts to pay personal bills and enrich himself, according to prosecutors. Andrews has been suspended from his position on the city council by an executive order by Governor Charlie Crist. Andrews also reportedly looted the chamber's scholarship fund, according to prosecutors.