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California mayor resigns amid baseball stadium deal scandal

Anaheim Mayor Resigns
Posted at 4:52 PM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 19:52:04-04

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of the Southern California city of Anaheim is resigning amid a swirling political scandal over the sale of Angel Stadium to the baseball team.

Paul S. Meyer, lawyer for Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu, says in a statement that the mayor is quitting his post effective Tuesday.

Meyer says the stadium negotiations were lawful.

The resignation comes a week after Anaheim officials say they learned Sidhu was being investigated by federal officials in relation to the stadium deal.

Sidhu has not been charged with a crime.

The city is negotiating a deal to sell the stadium and surrounding parking lots to the Los Angeles Angels to be developed.