Monday, March 10, 2008

New York Gov. Spitzer Alleged to Visit VIP Prostitutes From Brooklyn-Based Emperors Club

Last week Federal agents raided three Brooklyn locations and arrested four individuals believed to be the leaders of an international prostitution ring servicing clients in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Paris. According to the Brooklyn Eagle, the Emperors Club employed "model-esque escorts who charged anywhere from $1,000 to $3,100 per hour, based on each particular woman’s diamond rating."

Now an article in the New York Times alleges that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer himself may have been a client -- client "Number 9." One of the clients described in court papers "arranged to meet with a prostitute in Washington who was part of the ring on the night of Feb. 13," says the Times. The Gov. was in Washington at that time.

According to the Eagle, the Emperors Club concealed the illegal nature of the business by accepting monetary proceeds in U.S. bank accounts on behalf of front companies such as QAT Consulting Group, Inc. and QAT International, Inc.

Spitzer canceled his scheduled public events for the day. He scheduled an announcement for 2:15 after inquiries from the Times.

Update HERE.

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