David Paterson Will Have to Pay $62,125 for Those “Free” World Series Tickets


Outgoing New York Governor David Paterson, who leaves office on December 31, has been fined $62,125 by the state ethics commission for the complimentary 2009 Yankees World Series tickets he “solicited, accepted, and received.” (He used the tickets for himself, two aides, his teenage son, and his son’s friend). The five tickets each had a face value of $425 — which means Paterson will be out $60,000 for this “conflict of interest.” Paterson claimed he always meant to pay for the tickets, but his staff said differently. [via NYT]