An independent counsel on Thursday referred to a local prosecutor evidence that New York Gov. David A. Paterson may have lied to a government agency investigating his reception of tickets to an October 2009 World Series game at Yankee Stadium.

Judith S. Kaye, the state’s former chief judge, concluded that the governor’s testimony before the state Commission on Public Integrity about his intention to pay for the tickets was “at a minimum … inaccurate and misleading.”