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
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)
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(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.