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DC Councilman Jack Evans Fined $20K Over Using Role for Personal Gain

Email records show Evans flaunted his positions as councilman and Metro board chair to solicit outside work

A Washington, D.C, councilman and former district transit authority chair has been fined $20,000 for flaunting his position and influence when trying to land outside jobs.

The city's Board of Ethics and Government Accountability approved Councilman Jack Evans' settlement Thursday. Councilmembers can hold outside jobs, but the board found Evans violated personal gain rules. Evans' office says he doesn't admit guilt but recognizes this resolution avoids a costly dispute.

A previous investigation found Evans, who served as chairman of the Metro Board, violated Metro ethics. He stepped down from his post on the board when that chairmanship expired, acknowledging that he didn't disclose a profitable conflict of interest. 

Evans' home was raided by the FBI in June. A federal grand jury is investigating his private consulting business.

An independent city council and federal probe into Evans' private consulting business are ongoing.

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