Andrew Antoniolli is set to appear before a Brisbane court, the second former Ipswich mayor to do so in the last 11 months.
Antoniolli is scheduled to make his first appearance in Brisbane Magistrates Court on seven counts of fraud on Wednesday, two weeks since being charged by Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).
The charges related to the use of council funds "for his own use to purchase auction items from charitable organisations" over more than five years to May last year.
The CCC's allegations saw Antoniolli stand down and it also prompted the state government to move to dismiss the Ipswich council.
Antoniolli and his predecessor Paul Pisasale - who quit last June amid corruption, misconduct and perjury allegations - are among 14 people facing 70 charges in relation to the CCC's investigations into the council.
Antoniolli, a former policeman, has not fronted media to discuss to the charges, but took to Facebook over the weekend to reiterate a previous statement the allegations would not define him.
He urged his followers to show "support for the council and democracy" by signing a petition against administrators being appointed to run the council.
He also said the ordeal had been a "very difficult time for myself and my family".
The CCC has claimed more charges would be laid in relation to its probe into the majority Labor-affiliated council.
Former chief executive Carl Wulff was charged before his successor, Jim Lindsay, stood down in January after being charged in September, while former chief operating officer Craig Maudsley is among other council figures investigated by the CCC.
The state Labor government has been criticised for not acting against the council sooner.
The 11-person council has vowed to fight to stay in power.