Paul Weiss advises Spitzer in prostitution probe
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has advised Eliot Spitzer as the former New York governor escapes criminal charges for his role in a prostitution scandal, reports The New York Law Journal. Southern District of New York US Attorney Michael Garcia announced on Thursday (6 November) that his office will not pursue charges against Spitzer following the disgraced politician's acknowledgement that he was a patron of the prostitution ring.Spitzer - a former lawyer at both Paul Weiss and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom - resigned in March, only 15 months in to his first term, after being identified as 'Client 9' of the Emperors Club VIP. According to a federal complaint against four people connected with the ring, Spitzer spent $4,300 (£2,700) for sex with a New York prostitute named 'Kristen' at a Washington DC hotel in February. The woman was later identified as Ashley Dupre.
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