March 12th, 2008
12:11 PM ET
15 years ago

Money transfers tipped off Spitzer investigators

(CNN) - Sources familiar with the investigation tell CNN investigators have identified at least eight instances in which Eliot Spitzer used the Emperors Club VIP over the past several years but are still examining the records to see if there are more.

They say Spitzer began using Emperors Club VIP about eight months ago.

A criminal investigation began when North Fork Bank notified the U.S. Treasury Department about suspicious activity regarding his bank accounts, the sources said. The suspicious activity involved the transfer of money to shell companies identified as having links to the prostitution ring, they said.

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  1. Trina

    He has not done anything different than most of the politicians in Washington...he just happened to get caught. Bill Clinton, JFK, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington. From the most recent presidencies to the earliest of our country's history...they all get a little side tracked by a short skirt and lipstick. Its hard not to let all the power go to your head. Obviously not an excuse, but in my opinion and accurate observation.

    March 12, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. Daniel, Pooler GA

    Being a New Yorker transplanted to Georgia via military service, I am disgusted with our soon-to-be former governer.

    He has betrayed the trust that the people of New York have put into him, as well as the trust of his family, and of his staff, of who are the forgotten victims.

    With the obvious prayers going to his wife and family, I also offer my prayers to Mr. Spitzer's staff, whom he has just put out of a job. Mr. Spitzer's staff is now working with Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson's staff to condust the transfer of authority, and therefore they are no longer needed.

    Anylists on CNN have called this a victimless crime. I see it otherwise.

    We should also be praying for the staff member and their familys who are forced to deal with the consequences of a selfish man.

    March 12, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
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