Missouri State Rep. announces resignation amid theft scandal

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by Sarah Heath / KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 9:45 PM

 (KMOV)--- A Missouri State Representative announced his resignation following allegations of stealing campaign funds on Monday.

Representative Steve Webb said on Monday in a statement, “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.

With that being said, it’s with a heavy heart that I will be resigning my office effective immediately.”

Webb was charged in state court last month with one felony count of stealing by deceit. The charge alleges he solicited money on behalf of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus but transferred the money to himself.

He also faces seven misdemeanor charges of campaign finance violations, including mixing campaign contributions with personal funds.

Webb said in the statement, “Today is a tough day for me personally. But, this job is never about oneself. It has been an honor to serve the people of Missouri's 67th District. I've enjoyed this opportunity because it's given me a platform to be a voice for common, everyday people. My commitment to serving others goes far beyond political office.”

Further details into the allegations were not immediately known. 

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