Despite his resignation, Mayor Bob Filner remains the subject of a criminal investigation by the California attorney general’s office.

A spokesman for the attorney general’s office confirmed to Voice of San Diego that an investigation is ongoing, moments after the City Council and city attorney announced the terms of a settlement reached to secure the mayor’s resignation.

“I can confirm that a criminal investigation is under way. I cannot comment further,” said Nick Pacilio, a spokesman for the California attorney general’s office.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Office last week said it would turn its investigation into the allegations over to the state attorney general’s office for prosecution, after District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis recused herself.

The terms of the city’s settlement outline that the city is under no requirement to defend Filner in any criminal case.

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