ABC Board chairman, Charles Brodsky, resigns

A year before the end of his tenure, Charles Brodsky, the Fenty-appointed ABC Board chairman resigns, reports the Washington Examiner.

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After allegations of ethical misconduct hit Brodsky earlier this year, by former board member, Mital Gandhi, Mayor Vincent Gray said Brodsky would not be reappointed.

Gandhi had accused Brodsky
of using his position for personal gain, alleging the chairman had successfully lobbied the Board to overturn a decades-old policy requiring distributers to store their supplies in the District, on behalf of Washington Wholesale Liquors LLC, which would be the sponsor of Brodsky’s business, The Nation’s Triathlon. Gandhi resigned in March.

Since his appointment, the embattled chairman faced fire from local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. Brodsky thought neighborhood commissioners, who while have a right to protest new alcohol licenses were making it too difficult for new businesses to move in, reports the Examiner.

Brodsky issued the following statement to the Examiner on Friday: “Out of respect for concerns voiced by members of the DC City Council and a number of ANC and Community Groups regarding my dual role as a Washington, DC small business owner and as Chairman of the ABC Board, I have decided to resign my seat on the ABC Board.”

Board member Nicholas Alberti will stand in as the interim-chair until Gray finds a replacement.

(via Washington Examiner)

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