Spitzer Madam Pleads Guilty in 'Disgusting' Operation

Plea deal could land 23-year-old up to 27 months in jail
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jun 4, 2008 10:31 AM CDT
New York State Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in March following news that he was "Client No. 9" caught on tape arranging for a seesion with a high-class call-girl ring that was under investigation by the...   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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(Newser) – The woman who managed the prostitution ring that brought down New York governor Eliot Spitzer copped a plea yesterday in federal court, the AP reports. Cecil Suwal, 23, giggled and cried during a Manhattan hearing at which she pleaded guilty to money-laundering and promoting prostitution at the Emperors Club VIP service, where clients like Spitzer paid up to $5,500 an hour.

"I was involved in just the daily operations of this disgusting thing," said the college dropout, who faces up to 27 months in prison. "Basically, it was, I guess, a prostitution ring, that was attempting to launder money or whatever."