New York (CNN) – New York's Commission on Public Integrity is charging Gov. David Paterson with an ethics violation for accepting free tickets to last year's World Series, a commission spokesman said Wednesday.
Walter Ayres said that the commission found that Paterson violated the state's ban on gifts for public officials in accepting the tickets.
Paterson, who announced last week that he would not run for election to a full term, has faced controversy since news reports emerged charging that his aide was involved in a domestic violence incident with a woman and that state police later allegedly pressured her to keep quiet.
Paterson has asked New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a possible contender for the governor's office, to investigate the matter.