Eliot Spitzer’s Role

According to the New York Times, Spitzer was a client of the Emperors Club VIP (apparently a one-time client).

Four people running the international agency were arrested last Thursday on charges of money laundering and violating federal prostitution laws. I’m betting sexual trafficking is going to be thrown into the mix as well. It does not help their case that they ranked their employees on their website.

He’s supposed to make a public statement today. Live stream at CNN.com.

For more on Spitzer, click below.

He’s married with kids (no surprise to sex workers).

From CNN.com

Spitzer, 48, built his political legacy on rooting out corruption, including several headline-making battles with Wall Street while serving as attorney general. He stormed into the governor’s office in 2006 with a historic share of the vote, vowing to continue his no-nonsense approach to fixing one of the nation’s worst governments.

Time magazine had named him “Crusader of the Year” when he was attorney general and the tabloids proclaimed him “Eliot Ness.”

But his stint as governor has been marred by several problems, including an unpopular plan to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and a plot by his aides to smear Spitzer’s main Republican nemesis.

Spitzer had been expected to testify to the state Public Integrity Commission he had created to answer for his role in the scandal, in which his aides were accused of misusing state police to compile travel records to embarrass Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno.

Spitzer had served two terms as attorney general where he pursued criminal and civil cases and cracked down on misconduct and conflicts of interests on Wall Street and in corporate America. He had previously been a prosecutor in the Manhattan District attorney’s office, handling organized crime and white-collar crime cases.

His cases as state attorney general included a few criminal prosecutions of prostitution rings and into tourism involving prostitutes.

In 2004, he was part of an investigation of an escort service in New York City that resulted in the arrest of 18 people on charges of promoting prostitution and related charges.

2 Responses

  1. […] agree with Tucker Carlson completely. For me, the issue is not that Spitzer went to prostitutes, it’s that he prosecuted other people for that, while acting like he was superior to them. […]

  2. […] Update 2: Ah….Eliot….tsk….tsk….tsk. […]

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