DC Council reprimands Jack Evans amid ethics investigation over resource use

The Washington, D.C. city council formally reprimanded a councilman who allegedly used his position to solicit business from District lobbyists.

The investigation focuses on Councilman Jack Evans, the city's longest-serving lawmaker and the chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board.


Last week, Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser and the city council were subpoenaed as part of a federal investigation connected to Evans.

Evans allegedly emailed District lobby firms and argued they should employ him for his ability to cross-market his relationships and influence.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.