The New York Times is reporting that New York Governor Elliot Spitzer is linked to a prostitution ring. The story is just breaking.
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 inside his Fifth Avenue apartment early this afternoon, had hours earlier abruptly canceled his scheduled public events for the day. He scheduled an announcement for 2:15 after inquiries from the Times.
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.
The New York Times reported last week a story about “Four Charged with Running Online Prostitution Ring.” The ring known as the Emporer’s Club VIP had clients in New York, Washington, Miami, London and Paris. Speculation involves the possible connection to a Spitzer visit to D.C. in February and phone records.