DC City Council member to resign over ethics violations
But five minutes before those proceedings, Mendelson said he had received Evans’s letter of resignation, according to the Post.
In the letter, Evans didn’t mention his ethics violations.
In a letter to the council, Evans says he will leave office Jan 17th. @kojoshow
— Tom Sherwood (@tomsherwood) January 7, 2020
The council’s investigation into Evans that began last year found that he violated ethics rules when he used his position on the council to help companies that paid him six figures for consulting services.
The Post reported that federal prosecutors are also investigating Evans, but that the nature of that probe is unclear.
A special election will be held to fill Evans’ seat for the remainder of his term. Six candidates have filed to run in June’s Democratic primary.
Updated at 2:23 p.m.