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Probers check to see if Eliot Spitzer used tax dollars for trysts (Investigators say "Yes"!)
NY Daily News ^ | 3/12/08 | JAMES GORDON MEEK, THOMAS ZAMBITO and GREG B. SMITH

Posted on 03/12/2008 2:24:34 AM PDT by jimbo123

As Gov. Spitzer held the state hostage to negotiate a sweet plea deal Tuesday night, probers looked to see if he used tax dollars for trysts with high-priced hookers totaling up to $80,000.

A source familiar with the probe said IRS and FBI investigators found at least nine instances going back 18 months in which Spitzer made multiple cash transfers linked to Emperors Club VIP, a high-priced prostitution ring.

Although the cash used to pay for a $4,300 prostitute named "Kristen" apparently came from Spitzer's account, he used taxpayer dollars to fly to and from his illicit rendezvous.

Investigators are looking to see whether he used state money for the hotel rooms.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: fbi; hookers; irs; spitzer; spitzmas

1 posted on 03/12/2008 2:24:37 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

BTTT


2 posted on 03/12/2008 2:25:40 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: jimbo123

Elliotttt.... gooooo hoooooommmmmme.... /ET


3 posted on 03/12/2008 2:30:52 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Member of the irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.)
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To: jimbo123

The name Spitzer will forever be linked with gross hubristic hypocrisy and corruption when this is through.


4 posted on 03/12/2008 2:34:14 AM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Petronski
It's time to immortalize him.

He was "Borked".

They were "Nfonged".

And now:

What a "Spitzer" that guy was!

5 posted on 03/12/2008 2:41:09 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited

I can hear it now. Well, the plane was going there anyway.


6 posted on 03/12/2008 2:47:55 AM PDT by doosee
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To: AmericaUnited

I think we should refer to this situation as Spitzmas.


7 posted on 03/12/2008 2:48:05 AM PDT by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: jimbo123
Stick a fork in Eliot Spitzer - he's done!
8 posted on 03/12/2008 2:49:21 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: jimbo123

Another liberal democrat bites the dust! Buhwaaaah! I love to watch dems hang and twist slowly in the wind.


9 posted on 03/12/2008 3:26:38 AM PDT by jhroberts
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To: jimbo123

I hope he fights this thing and it drags out for months. I hope he is dragged kicking and screaming from the governor’s office. I hope Spitzer does jail time and has a cell mate who refuses to wear a condom.


10 posted on 03/12/2008 3:33:35 AM PDT by detective
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To: AmericaUnited
"What a "Spitzer" that guy was"

Personally, I prefer "SPRITZER." It's meaning has somewhat of a double entendre which under the circumstances, seems appropriate:

SPRITZ
DEFINITION: to spray a fine jet of liquid through a nozzle

11 posted on 03/12/2008 3:41:52 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All)
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To: jimbo123

Did he get a discount for looking the other way? That’s a question I haven’t even heard anyone else ask.


12 posted on 03/12/2008 3:45:00 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: jimbo123
As Gov. Spitzer held the state hostage to negotiate a sweet plea deal Tuesday night

This is blackmail by the Feds, and it's wrong.

Prosecutors should NEVER wield removal from office as a punishment. That's the voters' job - or, in between elections, the NYS legislature's job.

If Spitzer is guilty of a crime, then indict him, convict him, and jail him.

Who serves in elected office is not the business of the Federal Executive branch.

13 posted on 03/12/2008 3:47:17 AM PDT by Jim Noble (I've got a home in Glory Land that outshines the sun)
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To: jimbo123

Hey, it was just his own private economic stimulus package for single women.


14 posted on 03/12/2008 3:48:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: jimbo123

As usual, democrats get treated differently than Republicans. He is being given an easy ride on this.


15 posted on 03/12/2008 3:52:32 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Jim Noble
Prosecutors should NEVER wield removal from office as a punishment. That's the voters' job - or, in between elections, the NYS legislature's job.

Do you really think the prosecutors care if he resigns? They are out to nail him, as well they should. Spitzer is the one trying to use his public office as a bargaining chip. As more corruption come to light each day, I hope the feds put him away for a LONG time. He used MY tax dollars to pay for his airfare to see a high priced hooker. So throw the book at him. If he doesn't resign, impeach him and remove him from office.

16 posted on 03/12/2008 4:02:26 AM PDT by RochesterFan
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To: jimbo123
A law enforcement official said mention on a wiretap of Spitzer's penchant for unsafe sex had to do with his dislike for wearing a condom.

Now we know why he is so pro abortion.

17 posted on 03/12/2008 4:03:25 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: jimbo123

That is the confirmation I am waiting to hear. If true, he’s doing some time.


18 posted on 03/12/2008 4:12:19 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: jimbo123
Gee. What a surprise. He used tax dollars for his personal gain.

Soon in the MSM to replace Spitzer stories: "A Republican left a 19.5% tip instead of a 20% tip for the waitress. This is the worst tragedy to the American public ever. It's way, way worse than a liberal Democrat governor using tax money to have trysts with a prostitute. Way worse!"

19 posted on 03/12/2008 4:19:40 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: sportutegrl

The word is that he didn’t want to wear a condom while engaging in a certain type of unsanitary act with these women.


20 posted on 03/12/2008 5:06:25 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Jim Noble

Im in agreement with you - the Govt shouldnt be brokering a resignation - If he broke laws - charge him


21 posted on 03/12/2008 5:06:45 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: jimbo123

I do hope they find enough evidence to nail his sorry @$$ to the wall.


22 posted on 03/12/2008 5:08:23 AM PDT by shezza (WWRD?)
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To: jimbo123
See? Ain't no woman worth $4300 a night if it's your money. Government officials overpay for everything. It's a fact!

-Joan

23 posted on 03/12/2008 5:09:41 AM PDT by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te calles?")
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To: AmericaUnited
Which begs the question....Was "Kristen" a spitzer or a swallower?... Were the deposits made in in the lobby or the drive up window in the rear?.. Only the FBI and the IRS knows for sure...
24 posted on 03/12/2008 5:11:31 AM PDT by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: M-cubed

Looks like Spitzer was making backdoor deposits without a wrapper.


25 posted on 03/12/2008 5:17:41 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

More interesting question is did he get a discount (from $5,500 to $4,300) in exchange for using his offices to take down the competition? If so, he may be looking at bribery, corruption, and RICO charges...


26 posted on 03/12/2008 5:36:45 AM PDT by piytar
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just like “Bubba” at Club FED is gonna do...

Oh the irony....

27 posted on 03/12/2008 5:43:34 AM PDT by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: jimbo123
Although the cash used to pay for a $4,300 prostitute named "Kristen" apparently came from Spitzer's account, he used taxpayer dollars to fly to and from his illicit rendezvous.

And who put the paychecks into Spitzer's account? Could it be the State of New York? Could it be funds taxed from the people of New York?

28 posted on 03/12/2008 6:26:25 AM PDT by Sender (Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.)
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