FBI conducting raid at DC Councilmember Jack Evans' home
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - The FBI confirms to FOX 5 it is conducting "court-authorized law enforcement activity" at the home of embattled D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans on Friday as he faces scrutiny for allegedly mixing personal business dealings with his official position.
DC police put caution tape near Evans' home in Georgetown and blocked off a section of the street. Officers could be spotted on Evans' front doorstep. FOX 5's Melanie Alnwick reports federal agents are going in and out of Evans' home.
Evans, who also served as chairman of the Metro board, was the focus of a WMATA ethics probe, which found an ethical violation, according to officials.
Evans announced Thursday that he will step down from the WMATA board effective June 27. Evans had originally planned to not seek the chairman position again, but would remain on the board.
On Thursday, FOX 5 obtained a letter signed by Evans indicating that he would resign from the board altogether on June 27.
Evans has been reprimanded for alleged "influence peddling" by the D.C. Council and is facing a federal investigation.
Evans had maintained that an investigation found no ethics violations, despite the insistence of the head of WMATA's ethics board Clarence Crawford.
Late Wednesday night, the Washington Post produced a document indicating that investigators believed Evans had willfully violated ethics rules.
After the report surfaced, Evans reportedly conceded that a violation had been found.