Spitzer Linked to Prostitution Ring

NY gov ID'd as client of international operation: source

By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 10, 2008 1:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York has informed his senior staff that he was involved with a prostitution ring, the New York Times reports. Spitzer has canceled scheduled events for the day and is set to make an announcement this afternoon from his office in Manhattan. Spitzer, who rose to prominence as the state's attorney general, is married and has three children.

Four people were arrested in connection with a high-end international prostitution ring last week; an anonymous source said he or she believes Spitzer is one of the men identified in court papers as clients of the organization. The papers show that a client met with a prostitute from the ring—the Emperor's Club VIP—in Washington in mid-February, when the governor was in town.

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. The New York Times is reporting Monday March 10, 2008 that Spitzer has told senior advisers that he had been involved in a prostitution ring. On its Web site, the newspaper cites...
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. The New York Times is reporting Monday March 10, 2008 that Spitzer has told senior advisers that he...   (Associated Press)
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer speaks at Purchase College's 40th Anniversary Gala at Millennium Broadway Hotel, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Gary He)
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer speaks at Purchase College's 40th Anniversary Gala at Millennium Broadway Hotel, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Gary He)   (Associated Press)
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer attends a memorial service for fallen firefighters in Albany, N.Y., in this Oct. 9, 2007 file photo. The New York Times is reporting Monday, March 10, 2008 that Gov. Eliot Spitzer has told senior advisers that he had been involved in a prostitution ring....
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer attends a memorial service for fallen firefighters in Albany, N.Y., in this Oct. 9, 2007 file photo. The New York Times is reporting Monday, March 10, 2008 that Gov. Eliot...   (Associated Press)
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer listens to discussion during a meeting with legislative leaders at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Wednesday, June 6, 2007.  (AP Photo/Tim Roske)
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer listens to discussion during a meeting with legislative leaders at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Wednesday, June 6, 2007. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)   (Associated Press)
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