Oops... NY Governor Billed Hotel Trysts As "Constituent Services"
NY Governor Paterson may have used campaign funds for his hookups.
This was Paterson's first week in his new job.
Last week the previous Democratic Governor stepped down after being caught in a prostitution ring.
The New York Daily News reported:
Gov. Paterson admitted Wednesday he may have improperly billed his campaign for at least one hotel tryst with a girlfriend.
The hotel tryst was apparently listed as "constituent services."
A Daily News review found that in a handful of other campaign expenditures, Paterson may have used campaign funds to cover personal expenses and misstated their purpose in public disclosure forms.
- I BLOGGED ON THIS POSSIBILITY/LIKELIHOOD MONDAY.
- I SUSPECTED PATERSON USED GOVERNMENT FUNDS BECAUSE, WHEN HE LEAKED THE STORY HIMSELF, HE INCLUDED THE FACT THAT HIS AIDES OFTEN USED THE SAME MOTEL WHEN ON GOVERNMENT BUSINESS ON THE CITY.
- THIS SEEMED LIKE HE WAS LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR A COVER STORY, TO ME.
- SEEMS HE WAS.
- WHAT HE DID WAS ILLEGAL.
- AND A VIOLATION OF THE PUBLIC TRUST.
- HE MUST RESIGN.