Well, well, well….why am I not surprised?
“Former New York governor Eliot L. Spitzer will not face criminal charges for his role in a prostitution scandal that drove him from office this year, prosecutors announced yesterday.
Investigators for the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service uncovered no evidence that Spitzer had misused public or campaign money to pay women employed by the Emperors Club VIP, a high-priced New York prostitution ring.
Justice Department guidelines disfavor indictments against clients of prostitution rings, even those who transport women across state lines to have sex in violation of the Mann Act. Spitzer acknowledged making payments to the service, which amounted to “acceptance of responsibility for his conduct,” said Michael J. Garcia, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
“We have concluded that the public interest would not be further advanced by filing criminal charges in this matter,” he said in a statement issued yesterday.[From the Washington Post]
I’m calling major BS on these prosecutors. If it had been a regular, everyday citizen engaging in these activities, he’d be sitting in jail right now. And if Spitzer is getting off, I certainly hope that the same philosophy is being applied to the women involved in the prostitution ring. It’s only fair.” Celebitchy.com
I call BS on this verdict too. It’s a damn shame, smdh.