New York Governor David A. Paterson, who allegedly lied to ethics investigators last year, may now face criminal perjury charges for his actions. Last year, an inquiry started when it was alleged the Governor had accepted five free tickets to the Yankees World Series games.
In March, the perjury case was sent to both the attorney general’s office and the State Commission on Public Integrity. The perjury allegations would need revolve around Paterson’s testimony to ethic investigators, when he allegedly told them he meant to pay for the tickets, despite evidence to the contrary.
Perjury Inquiry May Outlast the Governor’s Term | The New York Times