Facing federal charges, Evansville Redevelopment Commission member resigns
Jay Carter has resigned from his position with the Evansville Redevelopment Commission.
We have received a copy of his resignation letter. It says: "Regretfully, I feel that I must hereby submit my letter of resignation from the Evansville Redevelopment Commission effective immediately."
He goes on to say: "I vehemently deny any allegations of wrongdoing but my continued service on the Commission would only serve as a distraction from the good works of the Department of Redevelopment. Moreover, under the circumstances, I must devote all of my time and resources to proving my innocence."
The letter wraps up with this: "I have truly enjoyed serving on the Redevelopment Commission and sincerely hope that I would be considered for reappointment once I am cleared of any wrongdoing." Carter is facing federal money laundering charges. Robinson says Council will immediately begin looking for a replacement for ERC.
He was first appointed to the Commission in 2011.
As we reported on Wednesday, he's now facing nine federal counts that involves laundering drug money.