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Indictments Loom For Spitzer by American Elephant

Word was that Elliot Spitzer was withholding his resignation in an attempt to use it to finagle a plea-bargain with the feds. I don’t see how with such a seemingly clear-cut case against him, he had a leg to stand on, nevertheless, stranger things have happened.

I’m glad to see the government didn’t play along:

It was a rare and unequivocal declaration by U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia: “There is no agreement between this office and Gov. Eliot Spitzer, relating to his resignation or any other matter.”

It would have been outrageous had they. Fortunately, Spitzer faces the following possible charges:

  • Money laundering for trying to conceal the source and recipient of financial transactions.
  • Tax evasion, if he was a knowing party to an all-cash business that wasn’t filing taxes.
  • Violation of the Mann Act for paying for the trip from New York to D.C. by the call girl known as “Kristen.”
  • Misuse of state resources, if he used his state-issued credit card for hotels or meals with prostitutes as well as if he was being protected by State Troopers during his dalliances.
  • And finally, soliciting prostitution.

There’s also the question of whether Spitzer used campaign funds for these trysts, which opens up a whole other litany of charges from fraud to federal election violations. [read more]

So, no, it’s not just about sex.

Governor Elliot Spitzer — Poster Child for Democrat “Integrity” by American Elephant

Democrat Governor Elliot Spitzer got a little lost on the way to “Responsibility Road.” Picking up prostitutes on “Trustworthy Turnpike”, laundering money on “Honesty Road”, and evading taxes on “Integrity Lane”…

Yeah, that pretty much sums up Democrat integrity.

Over 300 investigations fishing-expeditions yielding absolutely squat into demonstrably phony charges trumped up against the Bush administration. Yet when the man they hold up as a “rising star”, and man of “law and order” is caught hiring hookers, laundering money and evading taxes, their silence is deafening.

More later.

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