FBI Searches Jack Evans’ Home Day After He Resigns from Metro Board

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans speaks at a Metro SafeTrack event in 2017. | File photo

News reports say FBI agents searched the home of D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans on Friday, a day after he resigned his post as chairman of the Metro board.

The resignation takes effect next week.

Evans was the subject of an ethics investigation relating to his role as chairman of Metro’s Board. The Washington Post has published an internal memo on the investigation.

Montgomery County Council members called for a public release of the findings of the investigation.

“WMATA must demonstrate transparency and uphold public confidence. That’s why we’re calling on the WMATA Board to release the outside counsel’s report of the investigation. Taxpayers deserve to know the conclusions of this investigation and deserve the opportunity to review all accompanying documentation,” said Councilmember Tom Hucker, chairman of the council’s Transportation and Environment Committee.

The full text of the statement is here.

Gov. Larry Hogan took a harsher tone in a tweet:

“Jack Evans’ corruption has forced WMATA to go to great lengths to cover up his extensive wrongdoing. This is outrageous and totally unacceptable. Maryland funds WMATA, and we deserve to know everything this investigation uncovered—no sugarcoating or stonewalling,” he wrote.

Here is Evans’ resignation letter:

The FBI had little to say about its raid on Evans’ home.

“The FBI is present for court-authorized law enforcement activity in the Georgetown area; we cannot provide further comment at this time or confirm the residents of the location,” the FBI said in a statement.

Like this post? Sign up for our Daily Update here.
Douglas Tallman

About Douglas Tallman

Reporter with 35 years experience throughout Maryland. Reach me at dtallman@mymcmedia.org or via Twitter at @MCM-Doug


| Comments are closed.

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter