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Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu resigns amid federal investigation – Press Telegram

The mayor of Anaheim, Harry Sidhu, that is under federal investigation for alleged corruption in the sale of Angel Stadiumhe resigned as of Tuesday, May 24, according to a statement from his lawyer on Monday.

“Mayor Sidhu has always, as his top priority, acted in the best interests of the city of Anaheim,” attorney Paul S. Mayer said in a statement. “To continue acting in the best interests of Anaheim and to allow this great city to move forward without distractions, Harry Sidhu resigned as mayor on May 24, 2022.

“Meeting the needs of the community has been and will always be Harry Sidhu’s top priority.”

All members of Anaheim City Council last week called for Sidhu’s resignation after federal investigators revealed the charges against him in a sworn statement in support of a search warrant.

Sidhu was not charged.

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley added her voice to the choir on Monday asking Sidhu to resign, with the Board of Supervisors preparing Tuesday morning to vote on a resolution also calling for her resignation.

Sidhu has so far not responded to research. The Anaheim City Council meeting was skipped last week and his seat would be declared vacant if the council meeting on Tuesday 24 May was missed.

Sidhu’s lawyer insisted in his statement that Sidhu will be evicted.

“A fair and thorough investigation will show that Mayor Harry Sidhu did not leak secret information in the hope of a subsequent contribution to the political campaign,” Meyer said.

He later addressed a specific allegation that Sidhu had given a political consultant information to give to Los Angeles in the negotiations.

“No closed session material, no secret information, was revealed by Mayor Sidhu,” Meyer said.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates again.

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