Missouri Democrat & Black Caucus Leader Resigns Over Campaign Cash Scandal
State Rep. Steve Webb, Democrat, North St. Louis County Credit (Tim Bommel/Mo. House Communications)
State Representative Steve Webb (D-Florissant) stepped down last night following felony charges for stealing and spending campaign cash.
FOX2 News reported:
Missouri State Representative Steve Webb of Florissant is charged with a felony for stealing campaign funds and spending them on himself. Now he is stepping down from his position.
In a statement released to the media Webb says, “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.” He continues saying, “With that being said, it’s with a heavy heart that I will be resigning my office effective immediately.”
St. Louis County Police say that Webb asked for a political contribution of $3,000. Webb then deposited the funds into a bank account he established with the name of Missouri Black Caucus. Then he transferred the funds into his personal bank account and used the funds for personal use.