Representative Webb not stepping down over felony charge

Posted on: 12:39 pm, November 7, 2013, by , updated on: 05:23pm, November 7, 2013

(KTVI) – Missouri State Representative Steve Webb of Florissant is charged with a felony for stealing campaign funds and spending them on himself.

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.

The St. Louis County Circuit Court has charged him with one felony count and seven misdemeanor counts.

House Minority Leader Jake Hummel released this statement, “Due to the serious criminal charges filed against him, Representative Steve Webb told me Wednesday morning that he intended to resign his House seat by day’s end. Furthermore, Representative Webb explicitly gave me permission to share that information with the press and directed my staff to prepare his resignation letter. Several hours later, he evidently had a change of heart and now has told reporters that he doesn’t plan to step down at this time.

“The decision on whether or when to resign ultimately is Representative Webb’s to make. But for the sake of his family and constituents, I strongly believe that he should follow through with his original intentions.”

Webb is the minority deputy whip and chairman of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus.

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