FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Lee County commissioner has signed a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to wire fraud for spending campaign money on a personal shopping spree.
Commissioner Tammy Hall resigned Monday. Federal prosecutors say she signed the plea agreement and is charged with one count of wire fraud.
She had announced earlier that she wouldn't seek re-election. There was no phone number listed for Hall.
She is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 3. She faces a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.
From Nov. 2009 to Nov. 2010, federal prosecutors say Hall diverted and embezzled nearly $34,000 of campaign contributions and used the money for personal expenses.
Gov. Rick Scott will appoint someone to fill Hall's vacancy.