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AG Report: Paterson Showed Bad Judgment, Did Not Break Law

Gov. David Paterson showed bad judgment but did not break the law when he contacted an alleged domestic violence victim, sources tell NBCNewYork, according to a new report set to be released by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

The report by special counsel Judith Kaye will detail the events surrounding the alleged abuse of Sherr-una Booker by Paterson’s close aide, David Johnson.

Booker told NBCNewYork last week that she stands by her claims that she was ‘harassed’ by state police officials. She would not comment about the phone call the Governor made to her the day before her planned family court appearance to move ahead with the charges.

It was last Halloween night Johnson allegedly beat and choked Booker. Questions have swirled if Gov. Paterson Johnson and state police officials engaged in actions to try to silence her.Johnson denies any wrongdoing. The Governor admits calling Booker but has denied it was an attempt to intimidate her.

The full report is expected to be released later Wednesday.

(Source: NBC New York)

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