City of Lodi Speaks on Arrest of Shakir Khan

The City of Lodi released a short video and statement regarding the arrest of City Council Member Shakir Khan.

Earlier today, Lodi City Council Member Shak Khan was arrested on voter fraud charges without bail. Lodi Mayor Mikey Hothi visited Shakir Khan at the San Joaquin County Jail this afternoon to ask for his resignation. We are told Mr. Khan agreed to his own resignation effective immediately.

Click here to see Mayor Mikey Hothi speak on Shakir Khan’s arrest.

The City of Lodi’s Facebook page also released a short statement on the news:

These charges stem from actions he took while a candidate during the 2020 election.

The City is fully cooperating in the Sheriff’s investigation.

The City has no first-hand information regarding the specific allegations, as this case is being investigated by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. You can view the Sheriff’s press conference here

The City takes challenges to electoral integrity seriously and is consulting with legal counsel to determine our next steps. The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters and the California Secretary of State are responsible for conducting fair, impartial, accurate, secure, and transparent federal, state and local elections.

We would like to thank the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office for their thorough investigation and all of the witnesses that came forward to assist in this investigation.

If you have information regarding these allegations, please contact the SJCSO at (209) 468-4400 (opt. 1).

City of Lodi Facebook Page

More to come, including who will be replacing Shakir Khan for District 4 of the Lodi City Council.

Update February 17, 2023

According to Jeremiah Martinez of Fox 40 News, the lawyer for Shakir Khan, Allen Sawyer, stated the resignation was premature. It would appear Mr. Khan will choose not to resign from the Lodi City Council.

Click here to read the Fox 40 News Article.

Hector Madrigal

Hector Madrigal is the founder of The Grape Vine. He strives to bring unbiased news and information to the people free of charge. Based in Lodi, Hector will be reporting on Lodi news first and foremost.

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