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New York Gov. David Paterson, center, arrives at his New York City office, in this March 5, 2010, file photo. In a report Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, former state Chief Judge Judith Kaye noted four of five of Mr. Paterson's tickets to the World Series opening game between the Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies were paid for shortly afterward, following a press inquiry from the New York Post newspaper. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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New York Gov. David Paterson, center, arrives at his New York City office, in this March 5, 2010, file photo. In a report Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, former state Chief Judge Judith Kaye noted four of five of Mr. Paterson's tickets to the World Series opening game between the Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies were paid for shortly afterward, following a press inquiry from the New York Post newspaper. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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