Jim Yates Will Not Be David Paterson’s Chief Counsel


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Though Governor Paterson had selected New York State Supreme Court Judge Jim Yates to join his Albany inner circle as chief counsel, it turns out that Yates won’t be taking the job. As we reported last month, other candidates under consideration were state senator Eric Schneiderman and Robert Morgenthau protégé Dan Castleman. Expect an announcement from the governor’s camp soon. —Geoffrey Gray

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