ALBANY — A special investigator called out Gov. Paterson yesterday for allegedly lying about his efforts to score free World Series tickets — and, in an unprecedented action against a modern governor, asked a prosecutor to consider criminal perjury charges against him.
The damning 41-page report by Independent Counsel Judith Kaye found that Paterson gave “inaccurate and misleading” testimony under oath to the state’s top ethics watchdog last winter while it was probing his gratis Game One excursion to Yankee Stadium against the Phillies.
Kaye, the state’s former chief judge, concluded that Paterson never intended to pay for the five tickets behind home plate — worth up to $6,000 — and that the governor paid up only after The Post raised questions about the freebies.
Kaye, acting under orders from the attorney general, forwarded her findings to Albany County District Attorney David Soares to weigh criminal charges.