NY attorney general recuses self in Paterson probe

New York Gov. David Paterson, accompanied by is wife Michelle, speaks at a news conference in New York, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, where he officially ended his election bid, citing an accumulation of distractions, but saying he had never abused his office. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

March 11, 2010 1:27:04 PM PST
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he has recused himself and appointed an independent counsel to probe whether Gov. David Paterson illegally took World Series tickets or had improper contact with a woman who accused an aide of domestic violence.