Ex-Gov. Paterson forks over $62K World Series fine


So much for putting up a fight. After vowing to challenge the charge that he owed $62,125 in fines due to an ethics violating stemming from 2009 World Series tickets, former New York Gov. David Paterson has paid the fine, the Daily News reported today. Paterson, who could still face a criminal investigation for perjury, violated ethics regs by accepting five free tickets to Game 1 of the 2009 World Series, and the fine is the largest ever levied by New York’s Public Integrity Commission. “This closes the case,” Walter Ayres, the commission’s spokesperson, said. “We imposed a penalty, he paid it. There is nothing else to say.”

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  • Pounder

    He is blind,what the bejeezus was he doing WATCHING a ball game???

  • Plank

    In all honesty, it is terrible what he did to get those tickets. I know nothing about his politics, but what he did was clearly an abuse of power. I’m sure they all pull crap like this, but that doesn’t make it right.