Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has agreed to sign a consent settlement with the Board of Ethics And Government Accountability as part of the oversight body’s investigation into alleged ethics violations, Evans’ office announced on Thursday.
The councilmember will pay a $20,000 fine as part of the agreement, according to Brent Wolfingbarger, BEGA’s director of government ethics. The settlement documents also specify that Evans and his entire staff must complete an ethics training administered by the Office of Government Ethics.
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His would-be opponents quickly seized on the latest news. “When will Evans finally take responsibility and resign so Ward 2 can move forward?” said Jordan Grossman, one of his challengers, in a statement. “The constant revelations from investigation after investigation are embarrassing.”
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