PI: Mob Took Down Spitzer

a PI suspects sex scandal was Gambino paypack
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2008 9:12 AM CDT
PI: Mob Took Down Spitzer
New York State Gov. Eliot Spitzer is joined by his wife Silda as he makes a statement to reporters during a news conference Monday, March 10, 2008 in New York.    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – A new epilogue to the best-selling book King of the Club suggests that Eliot Spitzer’s political and personal downfall was payback by the mafia, the New York Post reports. "I think it's the Gambinos," a private eye tells CNBC's Charles Gasparino in his book’s paperback edition.

Writes Gasparino: "Spitzer's hooker girlfriend, Ashley Dupre, apparently had some friendship with someone alleged to be one of the family's associates. Spitzer had made cases against the mob early in his career as a prosecutor, so in Dietl's mind, why wouldn't the crime family rat out a rat?" (Read more Eliot Spitzer stories.)

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