Hillary looses nod for president she can run for gov.
He's about to make a statement on it in a few minutes about 2:30pm EST.
He's about to make a statement on it in a few minutes about 2:30pm EST.
who are #1-8? and beyond?
another law enforcer breaks the law...allegedly. he can't be a 'reformer' and get caught in a sting. should he try to say he was: 'undercover'.
if it's true, he is history. what an idiot. too bad for his wife and kids. he had a promising career. there was talk of him becoming the first jewish president. oy!
usually it is only a misdemeanor. maybe the feds could bring in the 'mann act' or some other interstate telcom violation. that could push it to a felony.
humiliation and career-ender might be enough punishment for a wealthy, connected pol like spitzer. he could face sanctions from the bar association or lose license. I bet he has the 'goods' on others.
most likely he will go quietly and back to work for his zillionaire daddy.
he made many enemies when he was NY attorney-general so you have to wonder how he became a target.
this will be a great opportunity for new yorkers to find out who they elected lieutenant-governor.
the bank notified the proper authorities of possible illegal banking transactions. the net that is used to alert for terrorists and all other suspicions of money laundering.
he also prosecuted prostitution rings so he should have been savvy as to the risk.
how did he here of this particular 'call-out' service. I would think he was referred by other satisfied clients. people in power that knew their indiscretions would remain discreet.
he is currently working on a 'deal' with the feds. his legal shoe is now on the other foot. if anyone can remove the stench and reappear as a spring bouquet it is spitzer.
more to come we can be sure. what version of the 'truth' will be accepted.
rumors are flying
They noticed a dummy corporation in New York sending money to another dummy corporation in Washington, D.C. Both corporations consisted of just one man, the same one, the Governor. They suspected a possible blackmail situation and got a tap warrant based on that. It turned up not a blackmail situation, but a prostitution payment situation.
"For one thing, the governor initially drew the attention of federal investigators because of cash payments to an account (QAT) * operated by a call-girl ring, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of because of the sensitivity of the case.
Banks are required to file Suspicious Activity Reports to the government whenever they observe something they fear may be a crime......
That kind of activity, repeated over time, is just the kind of thing that would set off alarm bells with a bank's compliance officer, who is trained to be on the lookout for what is called structuring or "smurfing" _ a pattern of transactions aimed at hiding the nature or purpose of certain money...."
also part of the 'patriot act'. if anyone has been to a bank in recent years, they notice the new scrutiny.
or as I said:
"the bank notified the proper authorities of possible illegal banking transactions. the net that is used to alert for terrorists and all other suspicions of money laundering."
* QAT company: what prosecutors say is a prostitution operation operating under the name of the Emperor's Club.
What a moron he is. I don't understand what makes public figures think they're LESS likely to get caught doing something wrong than people who don't have the press following them everywhere. That was what infuriated me when the Lewinsky thing broke. President Clinton knew the Republicans were just looking for him to jaywalk, throw a gum wrapper on the sidewalk, do anything they could use as an excuse to impeach him and he handed it to them on a silver platter.
The real irony here is that Spitzer was seen by many as a crusader for what was right and good, in the face of a frequently corrupt political system in New York. Hopefully he'll do the right thing and step down (unlike Larry Craig) and not drag it out (like Jim McGreevey).
Having an affair while in office, or hiring a prostitute? I'd think hiring a prostitute, but some might disagree. An affair involves not only sex betrayal but also heart betrayal of one's spouse. However a prostitute is more likely to have a disease one might bring home to a spouse.
Another thing I've been wondering about, because I don't like it, is why do they always drag their wife out in front of the cameras to take a part of the public humiliation? Can't they face it on their own? Isn't that a sign of weakness on their part?
....is that hiring a prostitute is illegal. In most states adultery may be grounds for divorce but it's not a criminal offense. I could be wrong but I think there may be a couple of places in which it is a crime, but I don't think New York or Washington, DC are among them.
I don't understand why the wives always seem willing to do that either. Last night Jack Cafferty said that if he ever cheated, his wife would be standing over his bloody, lifeless body wondering "how do you reload this thing?"
That's what they will get him on. Cross state transportation for purposes of prostitution. Not sure if they can make that stick to the john in addition to the madam.
As for her being there beside him, I'm thinking sin alone, repent alone. Of course there is intercession on behalf of another and maybe that's the way to look at it as regards his wife being there on the podium wiht him.
both can lead to permanent damage: divorce, disease and humiliation.
I think prostitution should be legal. it is in nevada outside of reno and vegas. other countries throughout the world. history has proven you can not stop the 'world's oldest profession'. not sure if it is older than farming though. then one would have to remember versions of the 'garden of eden' story to rebut the hoer (one who hoes) theory.
then it could become a truly victimless crime. their would always be risks involved but greatly diminished.
there is the issue of exploitation for the men and women that would be the 'servicers' but if they are willing and consenting adults that would be moot.
then it would be a business. taxed and out of the shadows; not a source of wasted taxpayer resources. millions are spent on enforcement, incarceration and tying up the courts.
to your second issue:
they trot the wife out to indicate the husband is not 'evil'. might also keep the questioning civil out of respect for the family. she suffers the most directly in these circumstances and redemption is one of the escape mechanisms to save those souls. after-all it is implied in marriage vows.
some get their justice later, in divorce court.
nor am I hypocritical.
I do not encourage adultery to anyone or to be 'serviced'.
I do not encourage anyone to gamble either.
I know what both are.
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