One-time client of the Emperor’s Club VIP prostitution ring, then Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer, is back in the news. This time for allegedly choking a beautiful 25 year old Russian woman, Svetlana Travis, in a suite at the swanky Plaza Hotel in New York. After phoning the police about the assault Travis quickly left the country. Her occupation is unknown.
This is the same Spitzer known as “Client #9” at the Emperor’s Club VIP. In the wake of his last scandal – that one with a known prostitute – Spitzer was forced to resign as Governor of New York. His reckless behavior tanked his political career and destroyed his family. But was his professional life any less sloppy? As New York Attorney General Spitzer was a media-hound grabbing headlines with high-profile lawsuits against businesses of all shapes and sizes. Many of which were thrown out of court or overturned for lack of evidence.
Reckless Disregard For The Law
“Whatever you make of this episode (the woman is less than half his age with an apparently spotty employment record), it’s fair to say it isn’t Spitzer’s lone lapse of judgment. Aside from his crazy behavior as governor (remember how he was accused of using state police to spy on a political opponent?), who can forget the reason he was ultimately forced out of office: a federal sting operation that caught him having sex with a hooker in Washington, DC.
This rendezvous, as I pointed out in this paper back in 2013, was paid for in part by New York’s taxpayers because the ex-gov muscled his way into a congressional subcommittee meeting and used state resources to cover his travel expenses.
(Spitzer paid for the hooker himself.)
But these are mere symptoms of Spitzer’s larger disorder: recklessness that manifests itself not just in his personal life, but in his professional one as well, where he continually pursued political prosecutions against all reasonable evidence.”
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