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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

NY Governor Involved in Prostitution Scandal

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is entangled in a scandal that stems from a federal crack-down, last week, on the high-priced prostitution ring, Emperors' Club V.I.P.

No, the New York politician wasn't doing the busting. It turns out, he was a client.

According to The New York Times, "Spitzer’s involvement with the prostitution operation came to light in court papers filed last week as federal prosecutors charged four people with operating the service, Emperor’s Club V.I.P. Mr. Spitzer was caught on a federal wiretap discussing payments and arranging to meet a prostitute in a Washington hotel room last month."

Ohh it gets better. Apparently a booker said, during the wiretapped conversations, that "Client 9"-- as Spritzer was known within the ring-- sometimes asks the women “to do things that, like, you might not think were safe.”

I don't know what this means exactly, but I sure want to.

There's no definitive word on how many times he indulged in Emperors' Club services. But the Los Angeles Times is reporting he was "a regular customer."

"Spitzer, 48, appeared briefly with his wife at his Manhattan office yesterday to apologize, but did not specifically address any involvement with the ring."

"According to prosecutors, the Emperor’s Club provided women to clients in London, Paris, Miami and other cities, and charged them between $1,000 and $5,500 an hour."

Maybe the joke's on us. This could all be a part of that shitty new E! show Pop Fiction, where celebrities "punk" the media.

Portions of this blog entry courtesy of The New York Times article: "Spitzer Is Linked to a Sex Ring as Client." You should read it, it's interesting.

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