Missouri State Rep. Resigns After Being Charged With Stealing Campaign Funds

Missouri state Rep. Steve Webb (D) resigned Monday amid charges that he stole $3,000 from campaign funds for his personal use, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

“Today is a tough day for me personally. But, this job is never about oneself,” he said in a statement. “I strongly believe that the allegations against me will work themselves out. It’s only right and fair that my family, the people and my colleagues not be negatively be impacted by the distractions these legal challenges present.”

St. Louis county prosecutors said that in 2011 Webb, a former chair of the legislature’s Black Caucus, transferred a $3,000 donation from Community Loans of America meant for a Black Caucus event to his personal bank account, according to the Post-Dispatch.

A grand jury this week will decide whether to indict Webb on the theft charge. The representative also faces charges of failing to disclose campaign donations and spending above campaign finance limits.

Webb previously refused to step down despite pressure from state Democrats to do so, according to Fox News St. Louis.

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