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Gov. Spitzer Admits to Pimpin; Says "It Ain't Easy"

Postby StlSluggers » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:43 pm

MSNBC.com wrote:NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer has told senior advisers that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, the New York Times reported Monday.

Spitzer was scheduled to make an announcement Monday afternoon.

Spitzer officials wouldn't immediately comment on the story.

Spitzer is a first-term Democrat and former state attorney general. He is married with three children.

Details about the prostitution ring were not immediately clear.

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.

In 2004, he was part of an investigation of an escort service in New York City that resulted in the arrest of 18 people on charges of promoting prostitution and related charges.

This report will be updated as information becomes available.

Yikes. :-o
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:44 pm

$5500 per hour??? That must be some tremendous nookie... :-D
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:50 pm

Amazinz wrote:$5500 per hour??? That must be some tremendous nookie... :-D

haha...that was the thing that stood out the most to me out of that article.

As for Spitzer's involvement in this, I absolutely could not care less. How or when or why or where consenting adults have sex should be the business of only those involved, even if the service is being paid for.
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Postby Tavish » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:49 pm

Amazinz wrote:$5500 per hour??? That must be some tremendous nookie... :-D

No doubt, I usually only have to buy a case of Schlitz.
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Postby RugbyD » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm

I am loving every minute of this dynamite comeuppance. Like Art, I don't give a hoot about the sex; protitution should be legal IMO. What I love is that this SOB is finally getting his due for all the other garbage he pulled. His token wins against a few shady finance practices were far to high a public price for the largely political nature and abuse of power of the remainder of his every breathing moment. Add to it that he busted up a few prostitution rings as AG (talk about about favoring one group against another!) in very high-profile fashion and I'm happy to see him fall as far as his overgrown ego will take him.

Good riddance.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:58 pm

8-o 6 g's? lets see some pics!
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:42 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
Amazinz wrote:$5500 per hour??? That must be some tremendous nookie... :-D

haha...that was the thing that stood out the most to me out of that article.

As for Spitzer's involvement in this, I absolutely could not care less. How or when or why or where consenting adults have sex should be the business of only those involved, even if the service is being paid for.


normally i wouldnt care what a guy does on his own time, but this is one of the guys that headlined the "online gambling is immoral and should be made illegal"...therefore i find it hilariously ironic that this has come to light and will point and laugh as he is dragged through the mud
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Postby thedude » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:38 pm

StlSluggers wrote:Gov. Spitzer Admits to Pimpin; Says "It Ain't Easy"


But was it necessary? :-?
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Re: Gov. Spitzer Admits to Pimpin; Says "It Ain't Easy"

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:20 am

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Amazinz wrote:$5500 per hour??? That must be some tremendous nookie... :-D

haha...that was the thing that stood out the most to me out of that article.

As for Spitzer's involvement in this, I absolutely could not care less. How or when or why or where consenting adults have sex should be the business of only those involved, even if the service is being paid for.


normally i wouldnt care what a guy does on his own time, but this is one of the guys that headlined the "online gambling is immoral and should be made illegal"...therefore i find it hilariously ironic that this has come to light and will point and laugh as he is dragged through the mud

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate and enjoy the irony as well. Whenever these "tough on crime" guys get caught doing something illegal, or the "family values" types get caught playing footsie in an airport bathroom, or messing around with their pages it puts a little bit of a hop in my step. I just have a hard time being too concerned because I don't think there was anything wrong with what he did morally.
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Re: Gov. Spitzer Admits to Pimpin; Says "It Ain't Easy"

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:28 am

neither do i, the same way i dont see how playing poker online is wrong morally...yet he seems to think its a big enough deal to make it illegal, so eff him
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