(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.
Further details into the allegations were not immediately known.