City attorney resigns

The Greensboro city attorney Mujeeb Shah-Khan resigned today, ending a tumultuous week in which his decision making was called into question.

The Greensboro City Council met in closed session at 4pm on Friday. After emerging from closed session without taking any action, a statement announcing Shah-Khan's resignation was released about 6:30 pm.

Shah-Khan joined the City of Greensboro in May, 2012, from the City of Charlotte where he worked as senior assistant city attorney for five years. Before joining the City of Charlotte, Shah-Khan was a civil litigator at two Charlotte law firms.

City council members objected this week to the revelation that a $750,000 loan payment was issued to the International Civil Rights Museum before a contract between the city and the museum was signed.

Public records revealed an email chain wherein Shah-Khan advised the city manager that it was acceptable to issue the check without having a signed contract, despite objections from city finance staff.

Shah-Khan will receive six-months pay as part of a severance package.

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