City Hall – “Based on our review of the charging document and Mr. Chaim Deutsch’s plea agreement, the Council has concluded that the office of the 48th Council District has been vacated under the operation of law. Mr. Deutsch confessed to a crime and violated his oath of office. He is no longer a member of the City Council.”

Background: Under New York State Public Officers Law §30(1)(e), a public office is deemed vacant if the holder is convicted of a crime involving a violation of his oath of office.