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RICHMOND, Va. -- City Auditor Umesh Dalal resigned from his post Monday, according to City Council President Chris Hilbert, who made the announcement after a closed session meeting to discuss the terms of the separation.

Hilbert called the resignation and terms mutually acceptable, but confidential.

Dalal had been the Auditor for 11 years.

The decision came after a scathing report commissioned by the council allegedly found high turnover within Dalal's office, and numerous employees who categorized Dalal as a "bully" running a tough work environment.

CBS 6 has not viewed the report because it has not been made public.

City Attorney Alan Jackson called it a "privileged attorney client communication."

However, Richmond City Councilwoman Reva Trammel released information to CBS 6 that suggested the report alleged Dalal had cost the city millions of dollars in cost over runs and turnover.

She said the report also included allegations Dalal lied to his employees and provided privileged information to the media.

Trammel released the information in an effort to defend Dalal.

She said Dalal had actually saved the city millions of dollars by preventing inept and corrupt city officials from wasting tax money.

She also said she wanted specific facts that Dalal lied to employees and gives the media privileged information.

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