March 3rd, 2010
01:36 PM ET
5 years ago

Paterson facing ethics violation

 New York Gov. David Paterson is facing an ethics violation.
New York Gov. David Paterson is facing an ethics violation.

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.


Filed under: 2010 • David Paterson • New York
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Ethics?! As in obstruction of justice for his homie the woman beater? When do these guys stop getting breaks because of their cultural deprivation?

    March 3, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. Ben

    Why am I not surprised. Typical Democrat.

    March 3, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. american patriot

    Danm and he could not even see the game.

    Now that is some greedy corruption.

    March 3, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. Aaron

    Governor Patterson is presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, if he is proven guilty on this and other charges, he should resign!!

    March 3, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  5. The lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    Wow, how many times has this guy been run over by a bus in a week? What is next? And who is the Lt. Governor here in NYS? The democrats are not only eating their own; they are fighting over who is going to pick the bones.

    March 3, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  6. I WANT MINES

    lets have matching gallows for him and charlie rangel

    if we start doing like china does i bet they make sure their taxes are paid and their staff know the rules

    just HANG EM ALL

    March 3, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Okay what am I missing here? Ethics violation over tickets to the World Series? Really?

    March 3, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |