Have Either Senators Craig Or Vitter Resigned Yet?
Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 10, 2008
No? Didn’t think so.
Then neither should Governor Spitzer. That’s my take.
Oh, and guess how Spitzer was brought down? The bankers he’d pissed off were watching his money really closely. Normally they wouldn’t be flagging $5,000 transactions from a man of his wealth (his father is a real estate mogul), but in his case they sure did:
It Wasn’t the Sex; Suspicious $$ Transfers Led to Spitzer
Officials Say Spitzer Is ‘Client 9’ in a Federal Complaint
Against the Prostitution Ring
By BRIAN ROSS
March 10, 2008-
The federal investigation of a New York prostitution ring was
triggered by Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s suspicious money transfers,
initially leading agents to believe Spitzer was hiding bribes,
according to federal officials.
It was only months later that the IRS and the FBI determined
that Spitzer wasn’t hiding bribes but payments to a company
called QAT, what prosecutors say is a prostitution operation
operating under the name of the Emperors Club.
The suspicious financial activity was initially reported by a
bank to the IRS which, under direction from the Justice
Department, brought in the FBI’s Public Corruption Squad.
“We had no interest at all in the prostitution ring until the
thing with Spitzer led us to learn about it,” said one Justice
Jane Hamsher has more questions over at FDL.
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