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Facing federal charges, Evansville Redevelopment Commission member resigns

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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.

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.

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Among other things, Carter is accused of using drug money to buy and operate Shaggy's Towing.

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