NY Governor Linked to Prostitution Ring
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is reporting that Gov. Eliot Spitzer has told senior advisers that he had been involved in a prostitution ring.
Spitzer is scheduled to make an announcement Monday afternoon. Spitzer officials wouldn't immediately comment on the story.
Spitzer, 48, is married and has three daughters.
Details about the prostitution ring were not immediately clear.
UPDATE 1-NY Gov. Spitzer tied to prostitution ring - NYT
Spitzer was due to make an announcement at 2:15 p.m. EDT (1815 GMT), the Times said.
As state attorney general before being elected governor in November 2006, Spitzer was sometimes called the Sheriff of Wall Street for his prominent role in investigating financial cases.
A Democrat, he entered the governor's office promising reform but soon entered into a conflict with Republican leaders in the state Senate, slowing his agenda.
He has been married to Silva Wall Spitzer since 1987 and they have three daughters.
That odd sound you hear is the collective jaw of New York state hitting the floor.
According to Fox News Channel Governor Elliot "Steamroller" Spitzer is going to resign.
I was hoping that this would turn out to be another New York Times smear campaign. I've never voted for Spitzer for anything, and I never intended to but, damn. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.
Update 2 3:13 PM EDT:
Now Fox News Channel is reporting indictment. Just damn.
Michelle Malkin has an extensive post on this mess.