Feds Have Spitzer Cornered

Posted: June 10, 2008 in Hip Hop (No Sucka Shit)
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June 10, 2008 — The noose appears to be tightening around sex-crazed ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

The federal case against him is so strong that prosecutors had no interest in striking cooperation agreements with the ringleader of Spitzer’s hooker-supplier, Emperors Club VIP, and his second in command, sources told The Post’s Murray Weiss.

Prosecutors have records of Spitzer’s transactions, phone records and taped conversations with Emperors Club, and are confident they need little more to nail him on charges that could include violating prostitution laws and money laundering, sources said. Probers are also said to be looking into whether he used campaign funds to pay for his pleasures.

The case against Spitzer includes the cooperation of curvy call girl Ashley “Kristen” Dupre and a second hooker. Her old boss, Mark Brener, 62, will plead guilty Thursday without the sweetheart deal he was hoping for – he’ll have to serve up to 30 months in the slammer on money-laundering and prostitution-conspiracy charges.

Brener’s deal comes one week after his ex-girlfriend, Cecil “Katie” Suwal, 23, tearfully pleaded guilty to identical charges and agreed to 21 to 27 months in jail. His lawyer, Murray Richman, declined to comment on the deal, but has long insisted that Brener – who ran his sex business out of a Cliffside, NJ, apartment – would not testify.

The day Suwal appeared in court, her lawyer, Alberto Ebanks, suggested she and Brener had parted on bad terms, telling The Post’s Kati Cornell: “She is as much a victim as anyone. She is not the bad guy here, not to point fingers at anyone.”

Spitzer had to resign his office after the Feds caught him on tape making arrangements for a “date” with Dupre at a hotel in Washington, DC, on Feb. 13.

A hooker booker who worked for Brener, Temeka Lewis, pleaded guilty in a cooperation agreement that requires her to testify about Spitzer’s involvement with the ring and his alleged attempts to conceal payments for sex

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