Rule Breakers

Paterson Broke Ethics Law, Says Panel

How many scandals can New York Governor David Paterson juggle at once? The New York State Commission on Public Integrity said Wednesday that Paterson broke the law last fall when he procured free tickets from the Yankees to the opening game of the World Series. The commission says that Paterson then falsely testified under oath that he had intended to pay for the tickets and that he only paid after inquiries from the media. David Johnson—the Paterson aide at the center of a domestic-abuse dispute—was also involved in obtaining the tickets and attended the game.