New York

Paterson Under Investigation

The rumored New York Times story may be the least of New York Governor David Paterson’s problems. PIX news reports that Paterson—who vowed on Tuesday that the only way he’ll leave the governor’s mansion is “in a box”—is under investigation by federal prosecutors for awarding a contract to run a gaming center at Aqueduct Raceway to a group whose political support he’s been seeking. The investigation from the Eastern District U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn is “very fresh,” say sources.