New York Governor Eliot Spitzer Linked To Prostitution Ring

We’re discussing this important issue right now in my chat room.

I’ve made a video report using wild oats to illustrate my point.

Thank G-d I don’t have enough spare cash to get into this kind of trouble.

I find staying busy with Torah is the best prophylactic against immorality.

Pg. 30 of the sealed complaint :   TEMEKA RACHELLE LEWIS, a/k/a "Rachelle," continued that from what she had been told "he" (believed to be a reference to Client-9) "would ask you to do things that, like, you might not think were safe – you know – I mean that . . . very basic things. . . . "

I’m not familiar enough with hookers and unsafe sex to know what Rachelle means.

Oy, this is bad for the Jews!

Governor Spitzer took time out of his schedule to visit my chatroom:

ElliotSpitzer:  Elliot was banging girls at the Mayflower Hotel
ElliotSpitzer:  hahaaaaaa
ElliotSpitzer:  Wall Street loves this
nicolletista:  eliot, how can you afford an apartment on 5th avenue, anyway?
ElliotSpitzer:  my father was very wealthy..Luke comes from humble Jewish origons
nicolletista:  oh sure, luke’s from a shtetl
ElliotSpitzer:  that is why he resides in a Hovel and eats rolled oats from the box
ElliotSpitzer:  I must leave for awhile..have to work on taxes…E me if Amalek or Curious show up.
ClientNo9:  Damn b**ch set me up
Brad:  wots up client
ClientNo9:  You’d think that for $5,500/hour, my name would not have entered into this.
marlene:  okeydokey well cya moral leader
Brad:  bye marlene
User marlene left the room.
ClientNo9:  I’ll bet none of you has ever laid out that kind of dough for a hooker
nicolletista:  yes, eliot–you’re the VICTIM here
nicolletista:  i’m outraged for you
Brad:  was she worth it
nicolletista:  you’re damn right i haven’t
nicolletista:  impressed, though
ClientNo9:  I AM the victim, and so too are the poepole of ny state, if I resign in favor of that ignorant shvartze who I picked to be lt governor

ClientNo9:  She was ok, thinner than Monica, but who isn’t?
Brad:  i did not have sex with that woman
ClientNo9:  If and when I leave office, my replacement will be New York Lt Governor David Paterson, who is a crazy shvarzte
ClientNo9:  Oy, this is not good for the Jews
YourMoralLeader:  Pg. 30 of the sealed complaint :   TEMEKA RACHELLE LEWIS, a/k/a "Rachelle," continued that from what she had been told "he" (believed to be a reference to Client-9) "would ask you to do things that, like, you might not think were safe – you know – I mean
ClientNo9:  Also, it is bad for that other shvarze, Obama.  Too many shvartzes in charge of one state is not a good thing
ClientNo9:  What was I supposed to do, answer personal ads on Craigslist?
ClientNo9:  Show me a man who does that, and I will show you a man who is beneath me
nicolletista:  cheaper, and in the end just as private
nicolletista:  for you anyway
ClientNo9:  If I had done this with another man, people would be rushing to my defense.
ClientNo9:  Moral is: no woman is worth $5,500/hour
nicolletista:  you’re quite right–you should call mcgreevey right now

From the New York Times:

ALBANY – Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning.

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Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times

Governor Eliot Spitzer at a news conference in July 2007.

Mr. Spitzer, who was huddled with his top aides inside his Fifth Avenue apartment early this afternoon, had hours earlier abruptly canceled his scheduled public events for the day. He scheduled an announcement for 2:15 after inquiries from the Times.

Mr. Spitzer, a first-term Democrat who pledged to bring ethics reform and end the often seamy ways of Albany, is married with three children.

Just last week, federal prosecutors arrested four people in connection with an expensive prostitution operation. Administration officials would not say that this was the ring with which the governor had become involved.

But a person with knowledge of the governor’s role said that the person believes the governor is one of the men identified as clients in court papers.

The governor’s travel records show that he was in Washington in mid-February. One of the clients described in court papers arranged to meet with a prostitute who was part of the ring, the Emperors Club VIP on the night of Feb. 13.

Mr. Spitzer appeared on a CNBC television show at 7 a.m. the next morning. Later in the morning, he testified before a Congressional committee.

An affidavit filed in federal court in Manhattan in connection with that case lists six conversations between the man, identified as Client 9, and a booking agent for the Emperors Club.

He had a difficult first year in office, rocked by a mix of scandal and legislative setbacks. In recent weeks, however, Mr. Spitzer seemed to have rebounded, with his Democratic party poised to perhaps gain control of the state Senate for the first time in four decades.

Mr. Spitzer gained national attention when he served as attorney general with his relentless pursuit of Wall Street wrongdoing. As attorney general, he also had prosecuted at least two prostitution rings as head of the state’s organized crime task force.

In one such case in 2004, Mr. Spitzer spoke with revulsion and anger after announcing the arrest of 16 people for operating a high-end prostitution ring out of Staten Island.

“”This was a sophisticated and lucrative operation with a multitiered management structure,” Mr. Spitzer said at the time. ”It was, however, nothing more than a prostitution ring.”

From WNBC:

But last week, federal prosecutors in Manhattan filed conspiracy charges against four people accusing them of running a prostitution ring that charged wealthy clients in Europe and the U.S. thousands of dollars for prostitutes.

The Web site of the Emperors Club VIP displays photographs of the prostitutes’ bodies, with their faces hidden, along with hourly rates depending on whether the prostitutes were rated with one diamond, the lowest ranking, or seven diamonds, the highest. The most highly ranked prostitutes cost $5,500 an hour, prosecutors said. Spitzer has built his political legacy on rooting out corruption, including several headline-making battles with Wall Street while serving as attorney general. He stormed into the governor’s office in 2006 with a historic share of the vote, vowing to continue his no-nonsense approach to fixing one of the nation’s worst governments. Time magazine had named him "Crusader of the Year" when he was attorney general and the tabloids proclaimed him "Eliot Ness." But his stint as governor has been marred by several problems, including an unpopular plan to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and a plot by his aides to smear Spitzer’s main Republican nemesis. Spitzer had been expected to testify to the state Public Integrity Commission he had created to answer for his role in the scandal, in which his aides are accused of misusing state police to compile travel records to embarrass Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno. Spitzer had served two terms as attorney general where he pursued criminal and civil cases and cracked down on misconduct and conflicts of interests on Wall Street and in corporate America. He had previously been a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, handling organized crime and white-collar crime cases. His cases as state attorney general included a few criminal prosecutions of prostitution rings and into tourism involving prostitutes.

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