Greensboro City Attorney resigns following personnel meeting

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Mujeeb Shah-Khan

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Following a closed session meeting of the Greensboro City Council regarding a personnel matter, the city has accepted the resignation of City Attorney Mujeeb Shah-Khan.

Shah-Khan says the city asked him to step down. This decision comes after a week of questions surrounding a $750,000 loan the City Council voted to give the International Civil Rights Center and Museum last fall.

"Today, City Council accepted the resignation of City Attorney Mujeeb Shah-Khan," said Mayor Nancy Vaughan. "We are appreciative of the efforts he has provided and work he has done for the City of Greensboro. We wish him well in his future endeavors."

FOX8 asked Shah-Khan if, in his position as Greensboro City Attorney, he did anything wrong.

"No. Nothing!" he said.

"I did my job, which was to provide legal advice to the city manager. The city manager made the decision to provide the $750,000 payment to the museum, not the city attorney. I didn't say write the check," he said.

With the resignation, Shah-Khan will receive six months severance at his current annual salary of $166,860.

With Shah-Khan's departure, an interim city attorney will be named while the City Council conducts a national search process.

"When you are in this situation you feel a lot of different emotions. You're going to be angry; you're going to sad; but you're also going to be satisfied. I'm satisfied with the work that we did as a city attorney's office," said Shah-Khan.

Shah-Khan joined the City of Greensboro in June 2012 from the City of Charlotte.

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