David Paterson corruption

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Paterson Fined $62K for Freebie Series Tickets

But of course he intended to pay all along

(Newser) - David Paterson had better save his pennies: New York's soon-to-be unemployed governor has been slapped with a $62,125 fine for taking five free tickets to last year's World Series. Paterson maintains he always intended to pay for the tickets—though he didn't quite get around to it until the... More »

Paterson Spokesman Resigns

Kauffman 'cannot in good conscience continue' in administration

(Newser) - David Paterson's top spokesman resigned today, becoming the third New York state official to quit in the wake of the governor's domestic violence scandal. Peter Kauffman did not make explicit reference to the scandals that have plagued Paterson's administration, saying only that "as recent developments have come to light,... More »

Paterson Took Yankees Tickets, Broke Ethics Law

Violations carry a fine of $90K, referred to AG Andrew Cuomo

(Newser) - Members of the New York government’s executive branch are barred from accepting gifts from lobbyists that could sway them, which is exactly what the state’s Commission on Public Integrity says embattled Gov. David Paterson did when he secured free World Series tickets from the Yankees for his son.... More »

Paterson Pal Talks to Police in Abuse Scandal

Times tightens screws on governor, editorial suggests he step down

(Newser) - The New York Times tightened the screws on David Paterson today, with yet another report detailing the governor’s alleged role in covering up a domestic abuse incident for a senior aide. An editorial calls it "gross abuse of office" and urges him to resign unless he can clear... More »

David Paterson: I'm Not Quitting

And NY governor says he's still got the power to run state

(Newser) - OK, OK: David Paterson won't run for a new term, but he's still running the decaying Empire State, and he's certainly not quitting. Resigning is "off the table," the embattled New York gov said today. "In terms of authority of power, I have the power." As... More »

David Paterson Might Be Finished

He may not be able to overcome the latest Times salvo

(Newser) - The latest New York Times story on David Paterson, alleging that he tried to cover up an aide's assault charges, looks to be the real deal:
  • Ben Smith, Politico : It "appears likely to end the governor's tottering political career."
  • Allahpundit, Hot Air : Actually, "Paterson became political roadkill
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Gov. Paterson: Someone Is After Me

New York guv continues to deny everything on Larry King Live

(Newser) - Even as he continued to insist that addressing the rumors surrounding him only strengthens them, New York Gov. David Paterson continued to address those rumors last night on Larry King Live . He told King “clearly, somebody is” after him, though he wouldn’t speculate who is behind the gossip;... More »

Paterson: I'm Blind, But 'Not a Dope'

But they won't succeed, he tells Imus; 'I'm black, I'm blind, and still alive'

(Newser) - Beleaguered New York Gov. David Paterson lashed out today at a mysteriously “well-orchestrated” conspiracy to run him out of office, but maintained that he wasn’t going anywhere. “I’m black, I’m blind, and still alive,” he told Don Imus on his radio program. A New ... More »

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