Good Thunder Mayor charged with embezzlement and theft

Good Thunder Mayor, Robert Anderson, is facing seven charges including embezzlement of public funds and Theft by swindle.
Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 3:32 PM CDT
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The mayor of Good Thunder faces seven charges including felony embezzlement and theft.

Robert Anderson remains in custody in the Blue Earth County Jail pending his initial court appearance.

According to a criminal complaint, the Blue Earth County sheriff’s Office received information from the Office of the State Auditor regarding incidents of possible financial conflicts of interest involving Anderson. He is accused of personally benefiting financially from city projects including sidewalk replacement.

Wednesday around noon, investigators executed multiple search warrants to recover relevant documents and arrested Anderson at his home.

Anderson has served as mayor of Good Thunder since 1992.

He is on the ballot seeking re-election in November.

This is an ongoing investigation.

The City of Good Thunder says they have no comment, and the mayor’s employment status is undetermined at this time.