From the NY Post:
John Choe, the apologist for communist North Korea, quietly quit his $105,000-a-year job as Liu’s policy director last month -- shortly after The Post reported his equally under-the-radar hiring.
The claim by Liu’s office that The Post story had little to do with Choe’s departure is farfetched, considering how his employment was kept under wraps in the first place.
Choe was previously the comptroller’s chief of staff during Liu’s years on the City Council. After a failed bid to win his own council seat, he worked on Liu’s comptroller campaign until news broke that he’d told a 2006 conference on the “Global Struggle for Socialism” that North Korea was “at the front line of the liberation struggles against imperialism.”
He has since run Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, a propaganda outfit that sends people on trips to the North -- and which South Korea believes is controlled by Pyongyang.