According to an investigation, New York Gov. David Paterson may have given “inaccurate and misleading” testimony and may face perjury charges. The released report deems that the governor’s statement regarding his plan to pay for World Series tickets is enough to warrant potential criminal charges by a prosecutor.
The governor told the State Public Integrity Commission that he had written an $850 check in advance for two tickets to the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. However, former state Chief Judge Judith Kaye stated in the report that of the five tickets, four were paid for later. According to Kaye, the question is whether he intentionally gave false information.
David Soares, the Albany County District Attorney, is currently looking over the case.
Paterson continues to deny that he did anything wrong. He did eventually pay the cost of the two tickets and staff members paid for the other two. According to the governor, the baseball game was considered a ceremonial public duty and he was entitled to a ticket.