PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A top official in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has announced his resignation.

Tariq El-Shabazz, who was deputy of investigations and first assistant district attorney, submitted his letter of resignation on Monday.

“Mr. El-Shabazz did submit his letter of resignation to the District Attorney, effective close of business today,” said office spokesperson Cameron Kline.

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A longtime friend and confidant of Williams, El-Shabazz served as his chief lieutenant for six months, working on special investigations including insurance fraud, drug and cyber crimes.

Before his role in the district attorney’s office, El-Shabazz worked as a criminal defense attorney and has been a lawyer for 28 years.

El-Shabazz began working for the district attorney’s office in August 2016.