Bartoletti: Paterson-O’Byrne Arrangement May Be a Little Too Cute

ALBANY—Last night, David Paterson insisted that his former top aide Charles O’Byrne is not a consultant and will not advise the governor on the activities of government.
“He’s a volunteer, and we haven’t decided what his role will be,” Paterson said in a subdued tone last night after speaking to the Conference of Mayors. “He doesn’t have a public role. He has no government role. He’s going to volunteer on my campaign.”
(Liz posted video of this here.)
O’Byrne’s official non-return means that he would not have to file ethical disclosure forms containing information about outside income, and his correspondence and records would not be subject to Freedom of Information requests.

Bartoletti: Paterson-O’Byrne Arrangement May Be a Little Too Cute