Metro Board members receive subpoenas in federal investigation into Jack Evans

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The Metro Board of Directors approved a resolution Thursday to reimburse the subpoenaed board members for their attorneys' fees.

A current member and former member of the Metro’s Board of Directors received subpoenas last week to testify before a federal grand jury regarding an investigation into Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans.

The subpoenas compel current Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board member David Horner and former member Clarence Crawford, both of whom served on an ethics committee that investigated Evans, to “testify and produce documents” for the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal probe into Evans, WTOP reported Tuesday. Evans resigned as Metro Board chair last month after WMATA’s probe found Evans violated the transit agency’s ethics code.

Metro’s board approved a resolution Thursday to reimburse Horner and Crawford for attorneys’ fees and expenses related to the federal investigation into Evans, WTOP reported Thursday.

The subpoenas come weeks after federal agents searched Evans’ home and confiscated electronic devices and documents related to the investigation. The D.C. Council voted to remove Evans from his position as chair of the council’s Committee on Finance and Revenue and to launch a separate investigation into the councilmember Tuesday.

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