(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.