Paterson faces ethics violation over gift

(AP) - New York's Public Integrity Commission hascharged embattled Gov. David Paterson with an ethics violationinvolving a gift of free Yankees tickets for the 2009

ALBANY - (AP) - New York's Public Integrity Commission hascharged embattled Gov. David Paterson with an ethics violationinvolving a gift of free Yankees tickets for the 2009 World Seriesthat could cost him nearly $100,000 in penalties.

The commission says Paterson may also have given false testimonyin the case now being turned over to the Albany County DistrictAttorney's office for possible criminal prosecution.

Paterson could face a penalty of $80,000 for violating the stategift ban for elected officials. The commission says Wednesday healso violated a prohibition against using his official position tosecure unwarranted privileges. That could cost another $10,000 ormore.

The commission found Paterson didn't intend to reimburse theYankees.

There was no immediate comment from the governor's office.

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