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Carl Paladino, left, walks with his his lawyers Jennifer Persico and Dennis Vacco outside education building during break in a hearing on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Albany, N.Y.   Several days of hearings are scheduled in Albany for wealthy developer Carl Paladino to determine whether his public release of information on teacher contract talks should cost him his position on the Buffalo School Board.  (AP Photo/Mary Esch)
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Hearing resumes for school board member who insulted Obamas

Carl Paladino, left, walks with his his lawyers Jennifer Persico and Dennis Vacco outside education building during break in a hearing on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Albany, N.Y. Several days of hearings are scheduled in Albany for wealthy developer Carl Paladino to determine whether his public release of information on teacher contract talks should cost him his position on the Buffalo School Board. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A hearing is scheduled to resume Monday on whether a one-time candidate for New York governor who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife should be ousted from the Buffalo school board.

The hearing on a removal petition filed by other school board members began Thursday in Albany.

Carl Paladino has been targeted for removal since he told a Buffalo arts newspaper in December that he wished then-President Barack Obama would die of mad cow disease and Michelle Obama would go live with a gorilla.

But the Artvoice comments are not the basis for the unusual trial-like proceedings. The petition filed by Board President Barbara Seals Nevergold and other board members instead accuses Paladino of disclosing confidential information discussed in closed-door sessions.

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