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Oh the Irony: Crime Fighter Eliot Spitzer Linked to Prostitution Scandal

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who built his crime-fighter reputation by taking on crime, corruption, and ironically, prostitution, was himself linked to a very expensive prostitution ring:

Last week, federal prosecutors arrested four people in connection with an expensive prostitution operation called the Emperors Club. The club charged up to $5,500 an hour for one if its prostitutes, who were rated on its Web site on a scale of one to seven diamonds. [...]

Administration officials would not say whether this was the ring with which the governor allegedly become involved. The federal complaint mentions a Emperors Club suspect identified as "Client 9."

Federal law enforcement sources confirmed that Spitzer was the Client 9 named in the complaint. Client 9 seems to have allegedly spent about $4,300 on the services of a prostitute identified only as Kristen. He paid for her to travel: "train tickets, cab fare from the hotel and back, mini bar or room service, travel time and hotel."

Kristen was allegedly described to Spitzer as " an American, petite, very pretty brunette, 5 feet 5 inches, and 105 pounds," according to the complaints.

Link | The Smoking Gun has snippets of the website (which, obviously, is down) but sadly no pic of "Kristen"


I hate to be the perpetual critic here, because I love this site so much and I appreciate the effort. But the problem with this type of post is that it is not unique or novel news; every media outlet in the country is on top of this story. I'd guess that most Neatorama visitors enjoy the site when we want to take a break from mainstream news. I think the NYTimes and Drudgereport pretty much have a lock on political scandals.

Just my two cents.
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Roger is right. I don't understand why stuff like this keeps popping up on Neatorama. I hardly find news about death, dying, corruption and scandal Neat.

I enjoy this site for the wierd and obscure items not seen in daily news. If I want to see news article I'll stick to Yahoo or something...
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Guys, complaints were to be made in the last post "suggestion box"! :p

For me, even if it's all over the news, the irony is neat. The hourly price too. Even more than our firm auditors!
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@Allan, still fit for President, let's look at his resume: secrecy, big money, criminality, corruption, and sex; he's got it all (except hair)!
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The neat thing about this news event is that Spitzer has always been extremely arrogant and liked to bill himself as a crusader against corruption and crime (including prostitution rings). He built his political career on his experience as a law and order prosecutor and ultimately state Attorney General. An ordinary politican caught up in a sex scandal is not nearly so neat. Sucks for his family, though.
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I think you mean 'extensive' as in far reaching rather than 'expensive' as in costly, although it certainly will be an expensive mistake for his career.
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