01/19/17  Monticello Former Mayor Named Interim Mayor


Former Monticello Mayor David Anderson has been named interim mayor until a special election is held to select a new mayor. The action came at a specially called meeting of the Monticello City Council on Tuesday night. Anderson was named to serve after Mayor Zackery Tucker resigned on Tuesday.

Tucker resigned after being charged with a felony charge of tampering with a public record and misdemeanor count of abuse of office. Tucker was charged following a State Police investigation found the former mayor funneled funds from the city and solicited loans from the city and economic development agencies to a nonprofit he had ties with. The money was never repaid.

Tucker's attorney wrote in a court filing that Tucker has had “significant negotiations” toward a plea agreement and will pay restitution.