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Spitzer Madam Loses Brazil Election

Andreia Schwartz, formerly of Emperors Club VIP, got just 476 votes

(Newser) - She may have been able to hook up Eliot Spitzer with high-price prostitutes, but she wasn't able to hook herself up with very many votes. Andreia Schwartz, the 35-year-old who ran the Emperors Club VIP, lost her bid to become a Brazilian lawmaker yesterday, garnering just 476 votes in her... More »

Spitzer Used Aliases, Paid With Money Orders: Court

Other details revealed at last sentencing

(Newser) - The takedown of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer was not politically motivated, it was revealed yesterday at the sentencing of the last Emperor’s Club VIP defendant. Rather, the IRS noticed suspicious bank transfers from Spitzer's personal account to the account of a shell company used by the prostitution... More »

Feds Won't Charge Spitzer

Not enough evidence against former NY governor in prostitution case

(Newser) - Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer will not be charged in connection with his involvement in a prostitution ring, the New York Times reports, as federal prosecutors could not adequately connect payments made by Spitzer. “The public interest would not be further advanced by filing criminal charges in this... More »

Feds Nail Down Case Against Spitzer

Feds are confident about the case against the former NY guv

(Newser) - The case against Eliot Spitzer is so strong that prosecutors have decided not to strike a deal with the head of the disgraced ex-governor's preferred call girl ring, the New York Post reports. Rather than making a plea agreement, the Emperors Club VIP honcho will plead guilty Thursday. Meanwhile, the... More »

Spitzer Madam Pleads Guilty in 'Disgusting' Operation

Plea deal could land 23-year-old up to 27 months in jail

(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... More »

Spitzer's Sex Ring Run by Unlikely Madams

Emperor's Club's pimp, madams were well-educated novices

(Newser) - The prostitution ring that Eliot Spitzer patronized had at its center an unlikely quartet: a 62-year-old former tax specialist and three highly educated women, one only 23 years old. All four have pleaded not guilty to a host of charges, including prostitution, in federal court. The New York Times investigates... More »

Spitzer Linked to Second Ring

Ex-governor patronized NY-based hooker operation since '03, Post charges

(Newser) - Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer was a client of an upscale prostitution operation busted Tuesday in Manhattan, the New York Post reports. The news comes less than two weeks after Spitzer stepped down for patronizing a similar operation based in New Jersey. And as that saga had "Kristen,... More »

Call Girl Was a 'Girl Gone Wild'

Spitzer hooker filmed Spring Break videos in '03

(Newser) - The call girl who ended Eliot Spitzer's career started hers on a nude Girls Gone Wild video during a wild Spring Break weekend in 2003, reports the LA Times. Ashley Alexandra Dupré was celebrating her 18th birthday in Miami when she stumbled across the Girls Gone Wild production bus, and... More »

Criminal Charge No Certainty for Spitzer

Resignation could soften prosecutors' stance on NY governor

(Newser) - Although Eliot Spitzer’s political career is over, it remains unclear what legal fate awaits the disgraced New York governor, the Wall Street Journal reports. Spitzer’s resignation wasn’t part of any deal, the feds confirm, but makes him less of a legal target. One possibility is a deferred-prosecution... More »

British Duke Tied to Spitzer Hooker Ring

Gerald Grosvenor, UK's richest man, could be Emperor's 'Client 6'

(Newser) - The richest man in England has been linked to the prostitution ring patronized by Eliot Spitzer, the New York Daily News reports. Sources identified Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, as Emperors Club “Client 6,” who arranged four visits in late 2006. Grosvenor is a close friend of... More »

A Brothel Manager's Guidebook

Lessons learned from Spitzer's favorite online escort service

(Newser) - There are important lessons to be gleaned from Eliot Spitzer’s shenanigans. Namely: how to effectively run a brothel for the well-to-do. Using cached pages from the now-defunct Emperors Club website, Josh Levin lays out a business plan in Slate.
  1. Keep out the riff-raff: 92% of the club’s clients
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Spitzer Resigns, Effective Monday

'The remorse I feel will always be with me,' New York governor says

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer, with his wife again at his side, announced his resignation in a short press conference this morning. The New York governor apologized for his "private" misconduct, again without making direct reference to the prostitution scandal that has ended his political career. "I am deeply sorry that... More »

Gov. 'Met 8 Women for $80K Sex'

He was a 'good tipper,' says purported Spitzer 'escort'

(Newser) - New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer had eight or more trysts with prostitutes from the Emperors Club escort agency over the last several years, a source has told Newsday. The sexual encounters, costing as much as $80,000 in cash, unfolded in hotels in Washington, Florida and elsewhere. Spitzer allegedly paid... More »

Spitzer Apologizes; Caught on Wiretap in Prostitution Probe

(Newser) - In a brief press conference, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer this afternoon apologized to his family and to the public, "whom I've promised better" for failing "to live up to the standards I set for myself."  The former attorney general is reportedly identified as Client 9... More »

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