Spitzer Expected to Resign Within 48 Hours

NY gov will step down within 48 hours, sources tell local TV station
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2008 11:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – Eliot Spitzer, enmeshed in a federal investigation of a prostitution ring, will resign as governor of New York, likely within the next 2 days, CBS 2 in New York reports. Spitzer held a press conference today to apologize but didn't indicate what he was apologizing for and gave no indication of his plans. He has hired a high-powered New York law firm.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. David Paterson spoke with a state legislator who said the conversation left him with the impression a move was "forthcoming." Spitzer made his straight-arrow reputation as New York's crusading attorney general, light-years away from allegations that he is "Client 9" on the wiretap transcripts released yesterday, who arranged payment for a prostitute's services by saying, "Yup, same as in the past, no question about it." (Read more sex scandal stories.)

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