U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia announced Thursday that his office will not pursue criminal charges against former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer for any offense related to patronizing a high-end prostitution ring. Garcia said his office's "longstanding" practice of not charging individuals with soliciting prostitutes, the DOJ's policy on prostitution offenses and Spitzer's acceptance of responsibility led him to conclude that "the public interest would not be furthered" by filing criminal charges.
No Criminal Charges for Spitzer in Prostitution Probe, Say Federal Prosecutors
New York Law Journal
November 7, 2008