Madam Pleads Guilty in Spitzer Case

No charges yet for ex-governor
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 25, 2008 1:04 PM CDT
Madam Pleads Guilty in Spitzer Case
This MySpace photo shows Ashley Dupre, the former call girl for then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A woman accused of helping arrange trysts between pricey escorts and their customers has pleaded guilty in the prostitution scandal that forced Eliot Spitzer to step down as governor of New York. Thirty-six-year-old Tanya Hollander pleaded today to a charge of conspiracy to violate the travel act. It's against the law to cross state lines while furthering an illegal business.

The plea means all four employees of the Emperors Club VIP arrested in March have admitted their roles in the illicit business. Still uncertain is whether Spitzer will be charged in the probe that began last summer after a series of suspicious banking transactions. (Read more Eliot Spitzer stories.)

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