A St. Louis area representative has been charged with felony stealing for allegedly spending money meant for the Legislative Black Caucus on himself in 2011.
Representative Steve Webb (D-Florissant) is a former chairman of the black caucus. He also faces seven misdemeanor counts accusing him of violating laws governing the reporting and use of campaign finance money.
A statement from House Minority Leader Jacob Hummel (D-St. Louis) says Webb has told him that he will resign later today.
The misdemeanor charges say between November 2010 and October 2012 Webb failed to report more than $61,000, spent more than $40,000 in violation of spending limits, co-mingled more than $5,100 in campaign and other funds and converted more than $6,600 to personal use.