The New York State Commission on Public Integrity found that embattled New York Governor David Paterson falsely testified during an ethics investigation last year. As a result, the commission has asked prosecutors to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against Paterson. Paterson recently abandoned his reelection campaign after reports surfaced alleging he had inappropriately contacted a witness who accused one of Paterson’s top aides of assault.
According to the ethics investigation, Paterson received free tickets to game one of the World Series last year. Paterson claimed he had intended to pay for the tickets. Allegedly, either Paterson or another one of his officials then backdated a check to support his contention. Paterson has unequivocally denied that he lied to the commission.
Paterson’s Ethics Breach Is Turned Over to Prosecutors | New York Times