(KTXL) — Shakir Khan, whose resignation status with Lodi City Council remains unclear, appeared in court Tuesday on charges that stem from before he was elected in 2020. This was his second appearance in five days, although the first appearance was for recent charges of election fraud.

No plea was entered in Tuesday’s court hearing and he is scheduled to be back in court on April 3. Khan’s attorney was involved in another case in federal court on Tuesday and the judge issued a continuance of Khan’s case into April.

According to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, here are the charges Khan is facing from his 2020 arrest: 

•Illegal gambling

•Tax evasion

•Economic Employment Development (EDD) fraud

Khan was arrested on those charges when he was a candidate for the city council. Prosecutors in San Joaquin County accused Khan and his two brothers, Zakir Khan and Mohammad Khan, of running illegal internet gambling hubs at two of his business. 

Shakir Khan’s previous court appearance on Friday, Feb. 17, was for charges related to election fraud in the 2020 election, but those weren’t presented until this month. Khan was arrested on those charges the day prior.

Shakir Khan’s status on the Lodi City Council

His status as a city council member remains unclear after Lodi Mayor Mikey Hothi said he spoke with Khan at the San Joaquin County Jail where he says he received Khan’s resignation.

Shortly after the mayor announced this, Khan’s lawyer, Allen Sawyer, denied that the resignation was valid. Sawyer claimed the resignation was not valid because Khan was approached without his attorney.

After his court appearance on Tuesday, Khan told FOX40 News that he’s still a member of the Lodi City Council, however, on the city’s website lists the seat for District 4 as vacant.