Nearly nine months after going on unpaid leave in the midst of a scandal that nearly toppled the Paterson administration, David Johnson, the Governor's longtime aide, was quietly terminated last month. He's currently unemployed and facing criminal prosecution in the Bronx on charges of misdemeanor assault related to the alleged beating of then-girlfriend Sherr-una Booker on Halloween 2009. Johnson’s lawyer, Oscar Michelen, insists the timing of the termination has no significance, and that it was just part of Paterson's end-of-term housekeeping. Johnson is currently unemployed, but City Room notes that despite all the negative publicity, he probably isn't sweating it too much, because "job offers began coming over the transom within days of his suspension, including one from a Pennsylvania lobbyist." [City Room]