According to this report from the Associated Press and this report from the Times, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (D) has been busted by federal officials for his involvement in a prostitution ring. The prostitution ring was known as the Emperors Club VIP. Prosecutors described it as a high-end service offering sex with women for up to $5,500 an hour.
Gov. Spitzer is in his first term as the Empire State’s chief executive. Before winning the gubernatorial election he was the state’s attorney general. According to the above Time’s report Gov. Spitzer garnered national acclaim for his “relentless pursuit of Wall Street wrongdoing.” And don’t you just love this “he also had prosecuted at least two prostitution rings as head of the state’s organized crime task force.”
I’m positive that his insider knowledge of prostitution rings was invaluable in the trying of those cases.
Gov. Spitzer was once dubbed the “Sheriff of Wall Street” and he was named as Time magazine’s 2002 “Crusader of the Year”. Upon assuming office he pledged to “bring ethics reform” to the state. Of course, one must be ethical if one is to “bring ethics reform.” I wonder how his wife of 21 years and their three daughters feel about his ethics?
The politically intriguing aspect of this whole scenario is Spitzer’s status as a superdelegate who has pledged his support for Hillary Clinton. I’m curious to hear how Clinton’s camp will comment on this situation, and what stance Clinton will take.