Governor Paterson’s Free Yankees Tickets Now Very Far From Free

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One of the many boneheaded moves of David Paterson's tenure as governor was his successful finagling of five free 2009 World Series Yankees tickets for himself, two aides, his son, and his son's friend, a transgression he compounded by subsequently lying about it under oath. While the Albany County district attorney continues to consider whether to bring criminal charges against Paterson, the Commission on Public Integrity has finally doled out a punishment of its own: a fine of $62,125. This might add a bit of urgency to Paterson's desire to make some big money in the private sector.

NY governor fined $62K over Yankees Series tickets [AP via WSJ]