DOCUMENT: Celebrity, Sex

Spitzer Linked To Hooker Probe

New York governor identified as 'Client-9' in FBI affidavit

View Document

Spitzer Linked To Hooker Probe

MARCH 10--With the bombshell news today that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has been implicated in a prostitution ring, the Democratic politician will now always be known as 'Client-9,' one of the johns described in a recently unsealed FBI affidavit detailing the operation of the Emperors Club, an international call girl ring.

That document, an excerpt of which you'll find here, describes hooker interactions with 10 johns, including one client who paid cash for a February 13 rendezvous at a Washington, D.C. hotel. The New York Times, which broke the Spitzer story, has identified the 48-year-old politician as Client-9.

As described in the FBI document, Client-9 (clearly a repeat customer) apparently went to great lengths to arrange the illicit Washington encounter, choosing to mail money in advance to the ring, instead of using a credit card. Client-9, whose conversations were recorded by an FBI wiretap, would not do 'traditional wire transferring,' the affidavit quotes one Emperors Club employee remarking.

Additionally, the affidavit notes that after her appointment with Client-9 ended, 'Kristen' spoke with a Emperors Club booker, who said that she had been told that Client-9 'would ask you to do things that, like, you might not think were safe...' 'Kristen' responded by saying, essentially, that she could handle guys like that. (6 pages)