New York City’s former mayor Michael Goodwin will resign Friday after more than a decade in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.
The move comes amid allegations of misconduct by the former mayor, who has denied wrongdoing.
Goodwin’s resignation comes less than a week after his brother, a former New York congressman, was charged with two counts of perjury for failing to disclose that he was involved in the lobbying work of his brother’s wife.
The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In his announcement Friday, de Blasio said Goodwin’s departure will take place on the day of his funeral.
A spokesman for Goodwin’s office declined to comment.
Goodwin served from 2000 to 2007, serving as mayor from 1994 to 2000, and then as New York state’s attorney general from 2003 to 2007.
He was the first African-American mayor in New York history.
In addition to his work as a public official, Goodwin worked as a lobbyist for the New York State Hospital Association and for a private security firm that handled the state’s immigration and refugee programs.
The office of former Gov.
Andrew Cuomo, who was appointed to Goodwin’s position by de Blasio in 2014, did not respond to an email seeking comment.
The president of the Association of New York Public Hospitals, Jeffrey Dorson, said in a statement that Goodwin’s “leadership has always been a source of great pride for the association.
The association looks forward to his continued leadership and dedication to the continued health and well-being of all of our members.”
A spokesman from the American Association of Public Health Officials said the association was “deeply saddened by this news.”
The Associated Press and APTN reporters Jessica Y. Houser and Matthew Lauer contributed to this report.