Jury selected for former Lehigh fire commissioner’s trial

Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial for a former member of the Lehigh Acres Board of Fire Commissioners arrested in connection with felony charges.

Robert Anderson is accused of embezzling more than $2,000 from a commercial real estate agency to pay his personal bills, according to deputies. He faces fraud and larceny charges.

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The court selected six jurors and two alternates for the trial against Anderson.

Defense attorney Travis Cary says it’s unclear if Anderson will take the stand during the trial.

“As this case goes along as to what I think should or should not happen, it would be up to Mr. Anderson whether or not to follow my instruction,” Cary said.

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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