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    Paterson Broke Ethics Law on Receiving Gifts, Panel Charges

    In addition to the huge scandal about how he allegedly tried to intimidate a domestic violence victim into dropping her case, now Paterson gets to deal with this.

    Paterson Is Accused of Violating Ethics Laws - NYTimes.com

    Gov. David A. Paterson violated state ethics laws when he secured free tickets to the opening game of the World Series from the Yankees last fall for himself and others, the New York State Commission on Public Integrity charged on Wednesday. The accusation came as the governor, already mired in scandal, met with his cabinet and insisted he would stay in office.

    In addition to violating the state’s ban on gifts to public officials, Mr. Paterson falsely testified under oath that he had intended to pay for the tickets for his son and his son’s friend, according to the commission. Mr. Paterson had never intended to pay for the tickets, the commission determined, and did so only after inquiries from the news media, after which he submitted a backdated check as payment.

    The commission has referred the case to the Albany County district attorney, P. David Soares, as well as to Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, for further investigation and potential criminal prosecution. Mr. Cuomo is already investigating Mr. Paterson’s suspected role in trying to suppress a domestic-violence case involving a close aide, David W. Johnson.
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    Re: Paterson Broke Ethics Law on Receiving Gifts, Panel Charges

    This is going to be fun to watch. Once this jerk is forced out then his Lt. Governor will become gov... and he was never elected. Then, he'll have to appoint a Lt. Gov. Now NY will have a totally unelected house! Only in New York!
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    Re: Paterson Broke Ethics Law on Receiving Gifts, Panel Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    In addition to the huge scandal about how he allegedly tried to intimidate a domestic violence victim into dropping her case, now Paterson gets to deal with this.

    Paterson Is Accused of Violating Ethics Laws - NYTimes.com



    "Richard Ravitch, come on down! You're the next contestant on TRY NOT TO COMMIT A FELONY FOR A FEW MONTHS, GODDAMN IT."
    How much you wanna bet Ravitch has something to hide too? Albany is so ****ing screwed up its not even funny....ok its a small bit of funny. Lets try not to screw up the election at least this time.
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    Re: Paterson Broke Ethics Law on Receiving Gifts, Panel Charges

    You guys should hire a convict to do that job next time, at least the investigations to their crimes have already been done.
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