August 12th, 2010
10:21 AM ET
4 years ago

Former Paterson aide charged with assault

 A former aide to New York Gov. David Paterson has been charged with assault.
A former aide to New York Gov. David Paterson has been charged with assault.

(CNN) - A former aide to New York Gov. David Paterson, whose alleged attack on a former girlfriend led to cover-up allegations against the governor, has been charged with assault, authorities said Thursday.

The charges against David Johnson relate to the October 2009 non-fatal incident during which Johnson allegedly choked his girlfriend.

Johnson will be arraigned Thursday, according to Steven Reed, a spokesman for the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

In July, a retired judge tasked by the New York Attorney General to investigate the incident and its alleged cover-up recommended charges against Johnson, but not Paterson.


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  1. Barry

    I hope this didn't cause him to miss charlie Rangel's birthday party.
    Barry

    August 12, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. outraged

    He'll QUIETLY get off by his corrupt cronies. NO ND to the coruption and cronyism by these POLI-TICIANS 9MANY BLOODSUCKERS)

    AMERICA WANTS HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY REPRESENTATIVES...AND yu don't have to beautiful, wealthy or a liar.
    NOVEMBER'S COMIN'

    August 12, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  3. Rush Goebbels

    Poor Dave,the mud slingers are hoping some slime hits poor Dave.

    August 12, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |