The alleged procurer in the prostitution scandal surrounding New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has an Israeli passport.
A federal magistrate in New York ordered Mark "Michael" Brener held without bail after his arrest March 6 related to allegations that he headed the Emperors VIP Club, described by police as a high-priced prostitution ring.
The Associated Press reported that $600,000 in cash and an Israeli passport were elements in denying bail to Brener, 62. Brener’s lawyer said he has been a U.S. citizen for 20 years.