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.READ MORE: 5 People Shot Near Temple University, Philadelphia Police Say
“Mr. El-Shabazz did submit his letter of resignation to the District Attorney, effective close of business today,” said office spokesperson Cameron Kline.Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro Charges 2 Bucks County Care Home Managers For Failing To Report Sexual Abuse
This comes after Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced Friday that he will not be seeking re-election for a third term following an ethics investigation where he was fined over $60,000 for not reporting sources of income and accepting gifts.
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.MORE NEWS: Bill Cosby Scheduled To Go On Trial Next Week For Civil Lawsuit Due To Alleged Sexual Assault At Playboy Mansion
El-Shabazz began working for the district attorney’s office in August 2016.