DC Councilman Jack Evans steps down from Metro Board and resigns as its chairman

D.C. Councilman Jack Evans has stepped down from the Metro board and has resigned as the board's chairman.

His resignation came on Thursday after he had announced earlier this month that he would step down from the board on June 27. Paul Smedberg has succeeded Evans as chair of the Metro board.

Evans is facing allegations that he used his office and government email accounts to seek jobs with law firms doing business with the city. He remains embroiled in an ethics investigation which has resulted in an FBI raid at his house and a new investigation from the D.C. council.