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City Council President: Decision On Turner Not Personal

Boston City Council President Michael Ross is recommending the expulsion of Councilor Chuck Turner when the council convenes Wednesday to review Turner's corruption conviction.

Turner was convicted last month of taking a bribe and then lying about it to federal authorities.

Ross says his decision is not personal.

"Everyone recognizes the contributions that Councilor Turner has made to this city and his approach to standing up for the most vulnerable among us, and his commitment to social justice in this city. He has been a fighter," Ross says.

In addition to Ross, five other city councilors have said they will vote to expel Turner — eight votes are needed.

Turner will be sentenced in January, and had asked the council to wait until then to take action.

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This program aired on November 30, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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