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Governor fined for taking tickets

Updated: December 20, 2010, 2:16 PM ET
Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. David Paterson contradicted his staff, the Yankees and common sense when he falsely claimed he always intended to pay for five tickets to the first game of the 2009 World Series at Yankee Stadium, a state commission said in assessing him a $62,125 fine.

In a report released Monday, the Commission on Public Integrity said Paterson performed no ceremonial function at the game, which still would not have entitled him to free tickets for his son and son's friend. ...

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