Monday, March 10, 2008

NY Governor Spitzer Involved In Prostitution Ring

The New York Times reported Monday that Gov. Eliot Spitzer has told senior advisers that he had been involved in a prostitution ring -- a stunning turn of events for a politician who built his legacy on rooting out corruption.

The Democratic governor was scheduled to make an announcement Monday afternoon. Spitzer officials wouldn't immediately comment on the story. Spitzer, 48, is married and has three daughters.

Details about the prostitution connection were not immediately clear.

But last week, federal prosecutors in Manhattan filed conspiracy charges against four people, accusing them of running a prostitution ring that charged wealthy clients in Europe and the U.S. thousands of dollars for prostitutes.

The Web site of the Emperors Club VIP displays photographs of the prostitutes' bodies, with their faces hidden, along with hourly rates depending on whether the prostitutes were rated with various numbers of diamonds, with seven diamonds being the highest. The highest-ranked prostitutes cost $5,500 an hour, prosecutors said. - Boston Globe

NY, do you want this man as your governor?!

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