David Mack rebuffed New York Gov. David Paterson’s call to step down as vice chairman of the board at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and as a board member of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last week.
The call came after Attorney General Andrew Cuomo released a report that said Mack had not cooperated in an investigation into political influence at the state police. The investigation found that Mack, a real estate developer and supporter of former Gov. George Pataki, had been appointed in 1995 to the newly created post of deputy superintendent of state police despite having no law enforcement experience.