New York Gov. David Paterson Fined $62,000 Over Yankees Tickets

David Paterson at the 2009 World Series

Fresh from our "Sheer and utter foolishness" file, New York Gov. David Paterson is in hot water again — this time for failure to pay for tickets to the 2009 World Series at Yankee Stadium. Paterson supposedly obtained the tickets as part of a ceremonial duty that he was supposed to perform at the World Series. He actually did not perform said function. The governor, two staff members, his son and a friend used the tickets. Paterson and two of his staff later paid for four of the tickets. The commission said the civil penalty consists of the $2,125 value of the tickets and $60,000 for three violations of the state's public officers law. Paterson maintains that he always intended to pay for the tickets. Paterson is also being investigated for deliberately lying in his testimony about the matter. Criminal charges could be brought against him. Wow. All of this over World Series tickets? Yeah, we're thinking it would have been easier to just buy the tickets up front.

Read more at Yahoo News.


Share This Story

Get our newsletter