New York – Governor Faces $96,375 Fine for Accepting 5 Free Yankee Tickets

New York – That could be one of the most expensive baseball games ever.

The state’s top ethics watchdog wants to slug Gov. Paterson with a $96,375 fine for allegedly shaking down the Yankees for free tickets to Game 1 of last year’s World Series.

The Public Integrity Commission requested the historic penalty—the first of its kind sought against a governor—after a lightning-quick hearing in the agency’s Albany office.


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