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DC Council formally reprimands Councilmember Jack Evans

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The DC Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to formally reprimand Councilmember Jack Evans, over allegations he used his public office for personal gain.

Evans was also stripped of his responsibilities on the finance committee, specifically in the area of tax abatements.

He was also removed from his position overseeing EventsDC and the Commission on Arts and Humanities.

RELATED: Some DC Council members want colleague Jack Evans investigated for code of conduct violations

Evans has admitted to using his government email address to seek business opportunities with companies that lobby the D.C. government.

Before the vote to reprimand him, Evans offered an apology.

Evans said going forward, he'll work tirelessly to restore the trust of his constituents and colleagues. He's the council's longest-serving member.

Evans was allowed to retain oversight over the office of the chief financial officer, and the D.C. Lottery. He also serves on the Metro Board.

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