smh…is it that hard to be honest? Thats what you get fool.
The state ethics commission imposed a record fine of $62,125 on Gov.Â David A. PatersonÂ on Monday for soliciting and accepting free tickets to the 2009 World Series from the New York Yankees. The panel said he knew he had broken the law and then lied under oath to cover it up.
The ruling came just 11 days before Mr. Paterson is to leave office, providing an embarrassing coda to his error-plagued tenure and underscoring how a seemingly trivial ethical misstep could mushroom into a damaging scandal.
The panel found that Mr. Paterson, a Democrat, violated ethics laws by asking the Yankees, who have many matters before the state, for a gift worth thousands of dollars, leaving the impression that the team could exert improper influence over him.
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