Tom Galante misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars on things like meals and furniture, an audit says.
The board of trustees voted to oust the library's CEO, Thomas Galante.
Six former trustees filed the lawsuit after Melinda Katz removed them from the board.
Thomas Galante used library funds for Maroon 5 concert tickets and Mets great Mookie Wilson's autograph.
Thomas Galante will still collect his $392,000 salary.
The six plaintiffs said their removal was “unconstitutional.”
Queens Borough President said the trustees “fail to perform their duties."
The bill requires financial disclosure from key executives at the Queens Library.
The services are being offered amidst delays in construction of the Hunters Point library branch.
Thomas Galante will remain president and CEO of the Queens Public Library.
Among the changes are an audit committee and limits on outside employment for executives.
The borough president sent letters to Thomas Galante and the library’s board of trustees.
Patrons at a local Key Food store are being asked to donate money for books amid budget cuts.
Library head Thomas Galante is the target of a probe by city and federal investigators.
The branch had a number of expensive design elements, including geothermal power.
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