By Isabel Vincent. Constantine wondered what could be so pressing that it required him to wake up at 4 a. Frustrated, he picked up the phone and called the New York governor who was just beginning the second year of his term. What happened next turned both their worlds upside down. As of now, you are my counsel. Without yet knowing anything more about what would snowball into one of the biggest scandals in New York state history, Constantine offered Spitzer vague reassurances and tried to catch some sleep before embarking on his pre-dawn commute.
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Phoenix's independent source of local news and culture. James King April 15, PM. From the moment everybody learned the identity of the high-priced hooker who helped bring down former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, there's been a mad-dash among media outlets to get that hussy to strip down for some photos. That is, show the world what the governorship of the Empire State was worth. Seemed like a good deal if you ask us -- just months earlier she was doing far-worse for far-less than the million-dollar offer made by the first amendment hero and smut-peddler extraordinaire. Penthouse soon followed with a big-bucks offer of its own, but, again, Dupre declined to disrobe. Finally, more than two years after the scandal that brought down the governor broke, somehow Dupre is still relevant and posing for Playboy.
How Eliot Spitzer’s penchant for illicit sex caused his downfall
A former prostitute claims she slept with Eliot Spitzer — and that the former governor strangled her — in a new tell-all book. But the woman, Rebecca Woodard, never told prosecutors about the claim, according to a new report, despite a deal that required her full disclosure. Woodard's claim is just the latest in a long line of sordid rumors that have trailed Spitzer since the prostitution scandal first broke in , few of which Spitzer has denied. Possibly at the center of many of those rumors and claims, including the infamous black socks?
During the course of an investigation into Emperors Club VIP, the federal government became aware of Spitzer's involvement with prostitutes due to a wiretap. Following the public disclosure of his actions, Spitzer resigned as Governor effective March 17, The investigation of Spitzer was initiated after North Fork Bank  reported suspicious transactions to the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network as required by the Bank Secrecy Act , which was enhanced by Patriot Act provisions, enacted to combat terrorist activity such as money laundering. Federal agents had him under surveillance twice in Room at the Mayflower Hotel was booked under the name George Fox, a pseudonym that was allegedly the name of his close friend, a hedge fund investor.