Gov. David A. Paterson was accused in February 2010 of...

Gov. David A. Paterson was accused in February 2010 of witness tampering in a 2009 domestic abuse case involving one of his staff members. Meanwhile, the Democrat announced his election bid, but a few days later amid news reports about his possible interference in the case, he withdrew from the gubernatorial race. In March 2010, he was accused of lying under oath about receiving five free 2009 World Series opener tickets from the Yankees through the same staffer. The New York State Commission on Public Integrity said Paterson had testified that he sought to pay for the tickets and backdated a check for them. In December 2010, the state commission fined Paterson $62,125 for lying about the tickets. Credit: Getty Images

Former Gov. David Paterson is heading to the MTA's board.

Paterson was confirmed by the state Senate Wednesday, and could join the transit agency as early as next week for its monthly board meeting.

After he was tapped to the post by Cuomo in April, Paterson told amNewYork he thought his experience in Albany would benefit the MTA.

"Often the board gets frustrated with the executive branch, and at least I think I can explain to other board members what the executive branch's challenges are," he said at the time.

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