ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Spitzer - Another Fine, Upstanding U.S. Politician

  1. #1
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23561606?GT1=43001

    N.Y. governor apologizes after prostitution link
    Spitzer doesn't directly cite allegation first reported by N.Y. Times

    Spitzer: 'I apologize'

    NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized to his family and the public on Monday, but did not not elaborate on a bombshell report that he has been involved in a prostitution ring.

    "I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family ... my sense of right and wrong," he said at a news conference at his Manhattan office. "I must now dedicate some time to rededicate my trust to my family."

    Spitzer's wife stood at his side, her hands behind her back and her eyes cast downward, as he made the statement.

    The leader of Republicans in the state assembly, James Tedisco, issued a statement demanding that Spitzer, a Democrat, resign. "He has disgraced his office and the entire state of New York," Tedisco said.

    The New York Times reported earlier in the day that Spitzer told senior administration officials that he was linked to a prostitution ring. The report cited an anonymous administration official.

    The Times reported that a person with knowledge of the governor's role believes the governor is identified in court papers as a client of a prostitution ring. Four people allegedly connected to a high-end ring called the Emperors Club VIP were arrested last week.

    Wiretap recording alleged
    The Times also reported that a person briefed on the federal investigation said Spitzer was caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month.

    NBC News reported that court documents and law enforcement sources indicated Spitzer was picked up on the wiretap on Feb. 13 seeking the services of a prostitute named "Kristen." He reportedly was calling from Washington, where he was meeting with congressional officials.

    Spitzer learned he had been implicated when a federal official contacted his staff last Friday, the person briefed on the case told the Times.

    The Web site of the Emperors Club VIP displays photographs of scantily clad women 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.

    Prosecutors said the defendants arranged connections between wealthy men and more than 50 prostitutes in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, London and Paris.

    The Times reported that the governor's travel records show he was in Washington in mid-February, and that one of the clients arranged to meet with a prostitute on the night of Feb. 13.

    The case is being handled by prosecutors in the Public Corruption unit of U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia's office. Garcia spokeswoman Yusill Scribner said the office had no comment.

    Spitzer, 48, 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.

    Once 'Crusader of the Year'
    Time magazine had named him "Crusader of the Year" when he was attorney general and the tabloids proclaimed him "Eliot Ness."

    Spitzer's apology
    Below is the statement delivered by N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer:

    "Good afternoon.

    "For the past nine years, eight years as attorney general, and one as governor, I have tried to uphold a vision of progressive politics that would rebuild New York and create opportunity for all. We sought to bring real change to New York and that will continue.

    "Today I want to briefly address a private matter. I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my, or any, sense of right and wrong. I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public, whom I promised better.

    "I do not believe that politics in the long run is about individuals. It is about ideas, the public good, and doing what is best for the state of New York. But I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself. I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family.

    "I will not be taking questions. Thank you very much. I will report back to you in short order. Thank you very much."


    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 were 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.

  2. #2
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23561606?GT1=43001

    N.Y. governor apologizes after prostitution link
    Spitzer doesn't directly cite allegation first reported by N.Y. Times

    Spitzer: 'I apologize'

    NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized to his family and the public on Monday, but did not not elaborate on a bombshell report that he has been involved in a prostitution ring.

    "I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family ... my sense of right and wrong," he said at a news conference at his Manhattan office. "I must now dedicate some time to rededicate my trust to my family."

    Spitzer's wife stood at his side, her hands behind her back and her eyes cast downward, as he made the statement.

    The leader of Republicans in the state assembly, James Tedisco, issued a statement demanding that Spitzer, a Democrat, resign. "He has disgraced his office and the entire state of New York," Tedisco said.

    The New York Times reported earlier in the day that Spitzer told senior administration officials that he was linked to a prostitution ring. The report cited an anonymous administration official.

    The Times reported that a person with knowledge of the governor's role believes the governor is identified in court papers as a client of a prostitution ring. Four people allegedly connected to a high-end ring called the Emperors Club VIP were arrested last week.

    Wiretap recording alleged
    The Times also reported that a person briefed on the federal investigation said Spitzer was caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month.

    NBC News reported that court documents and law enforcement sources indicated Spitzer was picked up on the wiretap on Feb. 13 seeking the services of a prostitute named "Kristen." He reportedly was calling from Washington, where he was meeting with congressional officials.

    Spitzer learned he had been implicated when a federal official contacted his staff last Friday, the person briefed on the case told the Times.

    The Web site of the Emperors Club VIP displays photographs of scantily clad women 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.

    Prosecutors said the defendants arranged connections between wealthy men and more than 50 prostitutes in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, London and Paris.

    The Times reported that the governor's travel records show he was in Washington in mid-February, and that one of the clients arranged to meet with a prostitute on the night of Feb. 13.

    The case is being handled by prosecutors in the Public Corruption unit of U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia's office. Garcia spokeswoman Yusill Scribner said the office had no comment.

    Spitzer, 48, 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.

    Once 'Crusader of the Year'
    Time magazine had named him "Crusader of the Year" when he was attorney general and the tabloids proclaimed him "Eliot Ness."

    Spitzer's apology
    Below is the statement delivered by N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer:

    "Good afternoon.

    "For the past nine years, eight years as attorney general, and one as governor, I have tried to uphold a vision of progressive politics that would rebuild New York and create opportunity for all. We sought to bring real change to New York and that will continue.

    "Today I want to briefly address a private matter. I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my, or any, sense of right and wrong. I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public, whom I promised better.

    "I do not believe that politics in the long run is about individuals. It is about ideas, the public good, and doing what is best for the state of New York. But I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself. I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family.

    "I will not be taking questions. Thank you very much. I will report back to you in short order. Thank you very much."


    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 were 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.

  3. #3
    Spitzer was the only Democrat I ever voted for in my life. You can't trust those people - ever.
    These people stop at Nothing !

    Death to IMBRA AND VAWA !

    God Bless America and no one else !!!

  4. #4
    roflol....

    Ethics reform... laughing my former GOP fanny off.

    Pride always comes before the fall. I maintain my theory that Cops and DA's like hanging out with criminals because they have so much in common.
    "Being all fashioned of the self-same dust let us be merciful as well as just"
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  5. #5
    Someone12
    Guest
    gives new meaning to the term "dirtbag"....and politicians can't figure out why so few of us trust them.....

  6. #6
    I agree 100 % ! If he can't get laid for free as governor of New York, that is pretty pathetic. If I were governor I would be banging Scarlett Johansen and other starletts. I sure wouldn't be paying $5000. How could this guy be so desperate? !
    These people stop at Nothing !

    Death to IMBRA AND VAWA !

    God Bless America and no one else !!!

  7. #7
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Michaelthegreat:
    I agree 100 % ! If he can't get laid for free as governor of New York, that is pretty pathetic. If I were governor I would be banging Scarlett Johansen and other starletts. I sure wouldn't be paying $5000. How could this guy be so desperate? ! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Perhaps, this is your first client SOM. LOL
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

  8. #8
    The bigger scandal is not that he had *** with a prostitute but he was the Governor of the third largest state, a rising star, and he was not banging Christine Agulara or Shakira or someone hot. If he had been caught doing that, I would feel proud as a New Yorker. But this is a disgrace. This is why I liked JFK; at least he was doing Marilyn Monroe; something to be proud of. And Jackie O was pretty hot too. Our politicians today are a pathetic bunch. Whats the point of being an elected official if you can't get really hot women without having to pay?
    These people stop at Nothing !

    Death to IMBRA AND VAWA !

    God Bless America and no one else !!!

  9. #9
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,336688,00.html

    New York Republicans Demand Eliot Spitzer's Resignation With Threat of Impeachment

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008


    March 10: New York State Gov. Eliot Spitzer is joined by his wife Silda as he makes a statement to reporters.

    NEW YORK " New York Republicans will seek to impeach Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer if he does not resign within 48 hours, New York Assembly Republican leader James Tedisco told FOX News exclusively.

    Spitzer's administration is reeling from reports that the one-term governor arranged for a prostitute at a Washington, D.C. hotel in February.

    The increasing demands for Spitzer to step down came amid a new report that Spitzer could resign as soon as Tuesday evening. The Wall Street Journal report cited a person close to the governor.

    Tedisco, speaking on FOX's "Hannity & Colmes" said: "We believe it is an illegal activity he has been involved with.

    "We're going to give him 24 to 48 hours to do the right thing, and the right thing is to resign because he has been compromised. If that's not the case ... we're going to ask the speaker to start impeachment proceedings," Tedisco said Monday night.

    A law enforcement official told The Associted Press Tuesday that the governor first came under suspicion because of cash payments from several bank accounts to an account operated by a call-girl ring.

    Spitzer was the initial target of the investigation and was tracked using court-ordered wiretaps that appear to have recorded him arranging for a prostitute to meet him at a Washington hotel in mid-February, the official said.

    The official spoke to The Associated Press condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.

    The scandal surrounding the man who built his political reputation on rooting out corruption stunned the state. Calls for Spitzer's resignation began immediately and intensified Tuesday with the New York Daily News, New York Post and Newsday all demanding that he step down.

    "Hit the road, John ... and make it quick!" read the headline of the Daily News editorial, while the Post called him "NY's naked emperor."

    Spitzer retreated from public view Monday afternoon, when he appeared glassy-eyed with his shellshocked wife, Silda, at his side and apologized to his family and the public, but did not directly acknowledge any involvement with the prostitute.

    "I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my -- or any -- sense of right and wrong," he said. "I apologize to the public, whom I promised better."

    Spitzer allegedly paid for the call girl to take a train from New York to Washington -- a move that opened the transaction up to federal prosecution because she crossed state lines. The governor has not been charged, and prosecutors would not comment on the case. A Spitzer spokesman said the governor has retained a large Manhattan law firm.

    The case started when banks noticed the frequent transfers from several accounts and filed suspicious activity reports with the Internal Revenue Service, the law enforcement official told the AP. The accounts were traced back to Spitzer, prompting public corruption investigators to open an inquiry.

    Attorney General Michael Mukasey was made aware of the investigation because it involved a high-ranking political official.

    The inquiry found that Spitzer was a repeat customer with the Emperors Club VIP, a high-end prostitution service, the official said. In an affidavit filed in Manhattan federal court last week, Spitzer appeared as "Client 9," according to another law enforcement official who also spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

    Client 9 wanted a high-priced prostitute named Kristen to come to Washington on a 5:39 p.m. train from Manhattan Feb. 13. The door to the hotel room would be left ajar. Train tickets, cab fare, room service, and the minibar were all on him.

    "Yup, same as in the past. No question about it," the caller told Kristen's boss, when asked if he would make his payment to the same business as usual, a federal affidavit said. The client paid $4,300 to Kristen, touted by the escort service as a "petite, pretty brunette," according to the court papers.

    The Feb. 13 tryst took place in the Mayflower hotel, where Spitzer rented a second room for the woman under another name, the law enforcement official who spoke to The AP on Tuesday said. Spitzer had to sneak past his State Police detail to get to her room, the official said.

    According to the court papers, an Emperors Club agent was told by the prostitute that her evening with Client 9 went well. The agent said she had been told that the client "would ask you to do things that ... you might not think were safe ... very basic things," according to the papers, but Kristen responded by saying: "I have a way of dealing with that ... I'd be, like, listen dude, you really want the ***?"

    Spitzer, a 48-year-old father of three teenage girls, was elected with a historic margin of victory, and took office Jan. 1, 2007, vowing to stamp out corruption in New York government in the same way that he took on Wall Street executives while state attorney general.

    Spitzer's cases as attorney general included a few criminal prosecutions of prostitution rings and tourism involving prostitutes. He also uncovered crooked practices and self-dealing in the stock brokerage and insurance industries and in corporate board rooms; he went after former New York Stock Exchange chairman Richard Grasso over his $187.5 million compensation package.

    Spitzer become known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street." Time magazine named him "Crusader of the Year," and the tabloids proclaimed him "Eliot Ness." The square-jawed graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law was sometimes mentioned as a potential presidential candidate.

    Spitzer's term as governor has been fraught with problems, including an unpopular plan to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and a plot by his aides to smear his main Republican nemesis.

    It would not be the first time that a high-profile politician became ensnared in a prostitution scandal. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana acknowledged in July that his Washington phone number was among those called several years ago by an escort service.

    Scandals also recently derailed neighboring Connecticut Gov. John Rowland and New Jersey's Jim McGreevey. And Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being arrested last June in a Minneapolis airport restroom.

    Attention turned to the state's lieutenant governor, David Paterson, who automatically becomes governor if Spitzer quits. There was no immediate comment from Paterson, who would become New York's first black governor.

    There was no word on Spitzer's plans, but Assembly Republican leader James Tedisco said Tuesday he received a call Monday from Paterson.

    Tedisco said Paterson raised the possibility of such a scenario by asking if Tedisco, who has been at odds with Spitzer, would be willing to start fresh with him.

    "He called me to ask if we would give him the benefit of the doubt, and go forward," Tedisco said. "I told him we would.

  10. #10
    At least New York's Governor isn't *** like New Jersey !
    These people stop at Nothing !

    Death to IMBRA AND VAWA !

    God Bless America and no one else !!!

Similar Threads

  1. Racist Black Politician Says Blacks Are Lazy
    By federale86 in forum Immigration Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-10-2011, 08:03 PM
  2. Corrupt Socialist Politician Extorts The Poor
    By federale86 in forum Immigration Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-17-2010, 04:55 PM
  3. Single-Payer Politician Runs For The Border
    By federale86 in forum Immigration Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-02-2010, 08:32 PM
  4. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-30-2007, 09:51 PM
  5. PAY A FINE IF YOU ARE ILLEGAL
    By 99999 in forum Immigration Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-26-2004, 07:33 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: