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Spitzer team looks to cut deal with prosecutors

There are 35 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 12, 2008, titled Spitzer team looks to cut deal with prosecutors. In it, Newsday reports that:

With Gov. Eliot Spitzer under growing pressure to resign, his lawyers are negotiating a possible plea deal with federal prosecutors stemming from his alleged involvement in a prostitution ring, sources said ...

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James Bittel

United States

#1 Mar 12, 2008
Well Duh. The major prosecutor, the main man of dirty crimes, should certainly be held to the same standards that he held other defendants to. I'm not a hard core on prosecuting crimes of this nature, but this man made his political fortune on burying people accused of similar crimes. Please, let this not be another example of someone that gets a great plea-bargain because he is a celebrity.

I feel so sorry for his wife who is expected to do a "Hillary". He will most likely die as a lonely old man. Bless his soul.
HiPlainSphincter

Milford, CT

#2 Mar 12, 2008
He is going to use resigning as a bargaining chip for no jail time

What a complete loser, nice job democrats, you picked a winner

the dumbocrats are looking like idiots right before election time. I enjoy sitting back and watching these morons implode all by themselves
Gondring

Greensburg, IN

#3 Mar 12, 2008
So why does he get to avoid prosecution for the crimes he has committed, if he decides to step down. He certainly wouldn't let any of the innocent victims of his witch-hunts avoid the hells he put them through just by quitting their jobs!
Fred Bloggs - Switzerland

Lugano, Switzerland

#4 Mar 12, 2008
If it transpires that government funds were, in any way, involved in this sordid affair then there should not be any chance of plea bargaining for Spitzer. But in the US, being a celebrity or well-known figure exonerates you from the law courts it appears . . .
sfzendog

Paris, France

#5 Mar 12, 2008
I'm assuming that it was the Prostitution ring that was being "eavesdropped" on and not the Governor. Doesn't it seem a bit odd, given Republican electoral losses recently, that the sole victim of the sting was a Democratic governor, publicly humiliated? With so much wrong and at stake in our nation, dalliance with high-priced, willing professionals seems to me to be so low on the list of law-enforcement priorities, that there must have been a political agenda being served.
Chad

Salt Lake City, UT

#6 Mar 12, 2008
What goes around, comes around. He made a career out of heavy handed bullying and persecuting of people he didn't like. Sweet Justice, oh sweet justice.

He was as corrupt as they come based on his history of persecution and heavy handedness...
hypocrite101

Dayton, OH

#7 Mar 12, 2008
so he's a hypocrite, so are most people. I think its interesting that after wire tapping him this is all they got on him. Seems pretty clean to me. Some of you act like all he did as attorney general was prosecute hookers; when his legacy is that he went after corporate corruption like no one had dared to in the past; he was a champion of the people in my opinion, I'm proud of him. It was only a matter of time before the powerful forces he fought final hit back in a way that would stick. Again, I'm surprised this is all they could come up with. Seems like he was pretty clean.
sc osprey

AOL

#9 Mar 12, 2008
Spitzer? He's in the Shitzer!
art

Irving, TX

#10 Mar 12, 2008
Oops my bad i just assumed he was another hypocrite republican, turns out hes a hypocrite Democrat Ha ha ah ha ha
Pit Bull doggie

Caldwell, NJ

#11 Mar 12, 2008
hypocrite101 wrote:
so he's a hypocrite, so are most people. I think its interesting that after wire tapping him this is all they got on him. Seems pretty clean to me. Some of you act like all he did as attorney general was prosecute hookers; when his legacy is that he went after corporate corruption like no one had dared to in the past; he was a champion of the people in my opinion, I'm proud of him. It was only a matter of time before the powerful forces he fought final hit back in a way that would stick. Again, I'm surprised this is all they could come up with. Seems like he was pretty clean.
stealing 80,000 from the state and spending it on prostitites seems pretty clean to you
you are the reason America is going down the drain Libtard

Since: Jul 07

Highland Mills, NY

#12 Mar 12, 2008
sfzendog wrote:
I'm assuming that it was the Prostitution ring that was being "eavesdropped" on and not the Governor. Doesn't it seem a bit odd, given Republican electoral losses recently, that the sole victim of the sting was a Democratic governor, publicly humiliated? With so much wrong and at stake in our nation, dalliance with high-priced, willing professionals seems to me to be so low on the list of law-enforcement priorities, that there must have been a political agenda being served.
Finally someone who makes sense - while I am not saying that what he was doing was right, why was he the only one singled out? Only high powered wealthy people could afford these girls so I am sure there are other "clients" who should be exposed beside him.

Since: Jul 07

Highland Mills, NY

#13 Mar 12, 2008
hypocrite101 wrote:
so he's a hypocrite, so are most people. I think its interesting that after wire tapping him this is all they got on him. Seems pretty clean to me. Some of you act like all he did as attorney general was prosecute hookers; when his legacy is that he went after corporate corruption like no one had dared to in the past; he was a champion of the people in my opinion, I'm proud of him. It was only a matter of time before the powerful forces he fought final hit back in a way that would stick. Again, I'm surprised this is all they could come up with. Seems like he was pretty clean.
Too bad that the only thing they could come up with ruined so many lives - not just his but his family and all his dedicated staff members.

Since: Jul 07

Highland Mills, NY

#14 Mar 12, 2008
Pit Bull doggie wrote:
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stealing 80,000 from the state and spending it on prostitites seems pretty clean to you
you are the reason America is going down the drain Libtard
In case you didn't know it he is far from being poor - no one has said that it was state money - he has plenty of his own.
hiyyavrom

South San Francisco, CA

#15 Mar 12, 2008
Yes. If interns also = prostitutes, and Clinton is prosecuted first.
Sad Sally

Raleigh, NC

#16 Mar 12, 2008
Spitzer has spent much of his political career trying to protect the little guy from spammers, spyware, the bullying tactics of software companies and corrupt financial institutions. His bank (North Fork Bank) allegedly reported him to Treasury department investigators for a piddly $10000 transfer. This whole think reeks of railroading brought on in retaliation for the good deeds he has done on behalf of John Q. Public. So the man used the services of a prostitute. BFD. I feel sad for his family at having this very personal slip of judgement paraded about. But I feel even sadder that so many of the public for which he so tirelessly crusaded seem to have forgotten the many good deeds this man has done. Have we really become that bloodthirsty of a society?
Kevin

Arlington Heights, IL

#17 Mar 12, 2008
So what's the deal about the "pimp" having an Israeli passport?
Greg Henry Waters

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Mar 12, 2008
No one talks about his wife. Why would he do this if his wife was giving him pleasure. If one has been married one knows that the sex is driven out of marriage. He is only human.

He is a driven man needless to say he needs some relief from the pressure of the job.

Everyone is so quick to judge, he giving has been much more important than this affair. His wife should take responsibility for this too.
Big Wally

Springfield, NJ

#19 Mar 12, 2008
The money laundering and financial structuring statutes were passed to make large criminal enterprises more
difficult. Gov. Spitzer was NOT a member of that enterprise, the Emperor Escort Service, VIP. It is THEIR activities that would be criminal, not his----unless they asked him to make the payments the way he did. Probably, Gov. Spitzer did not want to "billboard" the cash going out by doing it in one transaction, or maybe it would have triggered credit card security calls to his office, or he didn't have that much in one account.

He surely paid a lot of money for very little actual "face time" with this prostitute, so what she did for him must have been something very special, something that his wife or most women are not willing to do. I'm
trying to say something about what he probably wanted, but not be crude about it.

The real issue for me is: "Where did the money come from?" Very few people can draw $80,000-- out of their personal funds without it being noticed by their wife, particularly one who is well educated and from a business background. If these funds came from campaign contributions, then the diversion to personal use could be an
abuse of trust, or maybe even a separate crime, and then Gov. Spitzer would would indeed be in "deep do-do."
Steve Real

Chicopee, MA

#20 Mar 12, 2008
Elliot Spitzer was targeted by Wall Street and his politikal oppositon.

It's so obvious,
that he was targeted,
that the State of New York to look into if he was targeted by his opposition.

Elliot should fight the scandal and get on with living.
Who cares if he gets laid?
I wouldn't pay for it and he might be a hypocrite but he kicked a-s on Wall Street for the small investor like me.

It's time to roll back this scam
and let's look at all the real players.
Uncover the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and not just the side we all enjoy to read.

Toughen' up!
Fight on Elliot!
(if you got the guts)
Amazed

Norwalk, CT

#21 Mar 12, 2008
No deals! His "bargaining chip" (the governorship) will be impeached and convicted. The man violated several federal statutes - Mann Act (running whores over state lines), money laundering, wire fraud. He has violated his oath of office by not upholding the laws of NY and the U.S.

I care if he "just got laid" and so does every other non-Lib citizen with half a brain.

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