NY Governor Eliot Spitzer Admits "Involvement In" Prostitution Ring
by Todd Beeton, Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 10:25:00 AM EDT
Not sure what that means exactly but this is all very disturbing.
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.
Mr. Spitzer, who was huddled with his top aides early this afternoon, had hours earlier abruptly canceled his scheduled public events for the day. He is set to make an announcement about 2:15 this afternoon at his Manhattan office.
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.
He should be speaking at a press conference right about now, anyone watching?
Update [2008-3-10 15:11:34 by Todd Beeton]:Crap, Fox News is reporting that sources tell them that Governor Spitzer will be indicted and will resign. How profoundly disappointing.
Update [2008-3-10 15:19:26 by Todd Beeton]:If Governor Spitzer does resign, Lt. Governor Dave Patterson will become New York's 59th governor and the state's first African-American governor. Huffington Post has a profile.
An affidavit in the federal investigation into a prostitution ring said that a wiretap recording captured a man identified as Client 9 on a telephone call confirming plans to have a woman travel from New York to Washington, where he had reserved a hotel room. The person briefed on the case identified Mr. Spitzer as Client 9.