Spitzer Booker Pleads Guilty

Woman charged in Emperor's Club VIP bust could get 25 years
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 3:00 PM CDT
Temeka Rachelle Lewis exits Manhattan federal court, Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Lewis is accused of booking clients for a prostitution ring and pleaded guilty in the probe that took down Eliot Spitzer.    (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – The woman accused of arranging the infamous liaison between "Kristen" and "Client No. 9" pleaded guilty today, the New York Times reports. Temeka Rachelle Lewis, 32, admitted to charges of promoting prostitution and money laundering in the bust that brought about Eliot Spitzer's downfall. She could face up to 25 years in prison.

Lewis, whose conversations with Spitzer arranging a Feb. 13 tryst were recorded by the FBI, is the first of four defendants accused of operating the Emperor’s Club VIP. Experts told the Times that the deal probably means prosecutors are close to deciding whether to indict Spitzer.