GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The city attorney in Greensboro has resigned after council members were unhappy about how the city handled a $750,000 loan with a civil rights museum.
Mujeeb Shah-Khan stepped down Friday after Mayor Nancy Vaughan told him otherwise the City Council was going to fire him. He will get paid half his annual salary, or about $83,000, in a severance package. That is double what was required in his contract.
The City Council was unhappy about the $750,000 loan given to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. The museum didn't sign a loan agreement, and council members worried that left Greensboro with no ability to recover the money if the museum can't pay it back.
The museum has struggled in recent years.
Shah-Khan says he thinks he did nothing wrong.
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