Florissant State Rep Caught in Campaign Cash Scandal
CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) – State Representative Steve Webb (D-Florissant) is accused of campaign finance law violations totaling more than $100,000, and allegedly stealing some of the money to spend on himself.
The St. Louis County Prosecutor issued one felony count of stealing over $500 by deceit against Webb. The complaint alleges Webb solicited $3,000 in contributions from Community Loans of America with the understanding it would be spent on a reception in Washington D.C. for the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus. Instead, the prosecutor alleges, Webb spent the money for personal use.
Webb was also charged with seven misdemeanor counts of campaign finance law violations totaling $107,000. He is accused of failing to properly report contributions totaling $25,000; of failing to report expenditures of $36,000; of making cash expenditures totaling $40,000; of co-mingling $5,100 in campaign funds with other accounts; and of converting $6,600 in campaign funds to his personal use.
Webb, 38, is currently serving his third term representing the 67th State House district. He is the owner of a small business, SW Portrait Group. In one misdemeanor count, Webb is accused of co-mingling the $5,100 in campaign funds in accounts in the name of Steve E. Webb dba SW Portrait Group, Extended Horizons, Steven Webb, St. Louis Spartans Basketball International Fund, St. Louis Spartans Basketball 6th/7th Grade Girls, Steve and Shalonda Webb, and Missouri Black Caucus.
Webb is married with three children. He and his wife Shalonda live in the 3800 block of Kentucky Derby in Florissant. Among his memberships listed on his website — the Brown Elementary Parent-Teacher Association, Mentor St. Louis, the NAACP, North County Incorporated, Saint Louis Spartans Youth Organization and Shalom Church (City of Peace.)