New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer faces pressure to resign on Tuesday as well as questions about whether he will be prosecuted for any crime after a report linked him to a high-class prostitution ring. A New York Times report said the man who made his name fighting corruption hired a $1,000-an-hour prostitute and was caught on a federal wiretap at least six times on February 12 and 13 arranging to meet with her at a Washington hotel.
Spitzer, a married 48-year-old Democrat who investigated prostitution as New York’s attorney general, apologized for what he described as a “private matter” but said nothing about resigning. He neither confirmed nor denied the report.
State Republicans called for him to step down.
News of the scandal rocked Wall Street, where power brokers resented Spitzer’s high-profile inquiries into financial cases when he was New York state’s chief prosecutor.