FBI agents raided Washington, D.C., Councilman Jack Evans’ home Friday after he announced Thursday he would be stepping down as chairman of the Metro Board.
Prosecutors did not say what they were searching for, but Evans is currently under investigation over accusations that he abused his position on the D.C. Council as well as on the board of Metro for personal gain, WTOP reported. Court documents related to the search will most likely not be released, according to agents.
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Evans released a letter Thursday announcing that he would resign from the Metro Board next week. He was not originally planning on seeking another term as chairman of the board. He was also found to have violated conflict of interest rules, and has agreed to update disclosure forms.
Documents came out Wednesday evening that indicated investigators had found that Evans had allegedly knowingly violated ethics rules, the Washington Post reported.
Late Wednesday night, the Washington Post produced a document indicating that investigators believed Evans had willfully violated ethics rules.
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D.C. police had caution tape around Evans‘ Georgetown home and a section of the street had been blocked off, FOX 5 DC reported. FBI agents exited his home with several boxes according to Melanie Alnwick, a FOX 5 reporter.
It would have been up to the D.C. Council to remove Evans if he had not resigned. The Metro Board is not allowed to do so, according to WTOP. Evans had previously been reprimanded for violations. Evans allegedly admitted that he was in the wrong, according to FOX 5 DC.
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