Federal oversight inquiry launched into Jack Evans ethics allegations

The Congressional Committee on Oversight and Reform has requested that findings gathered by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Ethics Board regarding the Jack Evans investigation be turned over to them.

In a letter signed by Congressmen Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows, and addressed to WMATA board chairman Paul Smedberg, the Oversight Committee requested "all documents and communications referring or relating to the investigation into Evan's conduct, including but not limited to, any findings, memoranda, presentation, records, interviews (including interview transcripts, interview summaries, or memoranda of interviews), supporting materials, and underlying evidence."

In the letter, the Oversight Committee also requested "all documents and communications referring or relating to the WMATA Board's ethics committee's decision to not produce written findings other than the letter from the committee chair dated June 17, 2019."

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.

Last month, Evans stepped down from the Metro board and resigned as the board's chairman. Smedberg succeeded Evans as chair of the Metro board.