Published: Aug 30, 2010 8:49 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 30, 2010 5:49 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral City Councilman Eric Grill has officially resigned.

Grill sent a one sentence email to Mayor John Sullivan Monday, which served as the formal resignation.

Last week, Grill pleaded guilty to making false statements about a business deal for his construction company.

As part of the plea deal, Grill had to resign within seven days.