Community Board 7 agrees to move forward on proposal to oust City Council candidate John Choe from panel


A Queens community board voted in an overwhelming majority to remove one of its members over allegations that he had “solicited bribes” and engaged in other misconduct.

At its June 14 meeting, Community Board 7 voted 42 to 3 — with one abstention — to approve a resolution continuing with removal proceedings of member to oust City Council candidate John Choe from the body. Choe subsequently accused the advisory panel of assembling a “kangaroo court” which he alleged had intentions of derailing his candidacy for public office.

With a majority approval on the resolution, Board 7 Chairman Eugene Kelty will be responsible for putting together a special committee to do a thorough investigation into the allegations presented.