Governor Spitzer Likely to Be Indicted in Connection to Laundering Case, Says Former U.S. Attorney

By Brian Orsak

Federal prosecutors are likely to seek an indictment against New York governor Eliot Spitzer for allegedly attempting to disguise payments to an upscale prostitution ring, according to a former government official. Any charges filed against Spitzer would be related to a case against a New York-based prostitution ring that allegedly laundered its proceeds using two shell companies. Numerous news organizations have reported that Spitzer, the former New York Attorney General, is "client 9" named in a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan. Guy Lewis, a former director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, said Tuesday...