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State Representative Steve Webb will resign after being charged with a felony

Date: November 6, 2013
By: Ellie Coatar
State Capitol Bureau

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A St. Louis County state representative plans to resign after being charged with a felony.
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Wrap: Representative Steve Webb, a St. Louis County democrat and chairman of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus, was charged with one felony and seven misdemeanors for mishandling campaign money on Wednesday morning.

House Minority Leader Jacob Hummel says he spoke with Webb Wednesday, but was not aware of the charges or investigation before their conversation.

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Description: "He hadn't talked to me about this previously. He said that he, ya know, he wasn't admitting guilt, but that he thought that in the best interest of his constituents, the party and his family that he was going to resign his seat today."

The Missouri Ethics Commission began investigating Webb, but handed it off to the St. Louis County prosecutor and police.

Reporting from the state Capitol, Ellie Coatar, Newsradio 11-20 K-M-O-X.

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One Missouri state representative plans to resign Wednesday after being charges with a felony and seven misdemeanors.
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Wrap: Democratic Representative and chairman of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Steve Webb from St. Louis County was charged Wednesday for violating laws on reporting and using campaign money.

House Minority Leader Jacob Hummel says he was not aware of any investigation or charges until he spoke to Webb.

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Description: "I hadn't heard anything other than, ya know, over the last week or so, ya know, I had heard from a couple of people that something was going on. But I didn't know what and hadn't found out until he had actually called me today."

Webb told Hummel that he plans to resign sometime on Wednesday.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar, Newsradio 11-20 K-M-O-X.


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