Ex-NY gov won't be charged in Yankee tickets rap

(AP) - Former New York Gov. David Paterson won't becharged with perjury on accusations that he lied about taking freeYankees tickets for the 2009 World Series while he was in office.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares informed Paterson'slawyer in a letter Wednesday that his office won't pursue perjurycharges. Soares spokeswoman Heather Oarth confirmed the contents ofthe letter on Saturday.

A spokesperson for Paterson had no immediate comment.The Commission on Public Integrity charged in a report last yearthat Paterson violated ethics laws when he contradicted his staff,the Yankees and common sense by falsely claiming he always intendedto pay for the tickets. Paterson was fined more than $62,000.

In the letter, which was first reported by the Daily News,Soares did not dispute the charges but said there was notsufficient evidence to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

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