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Consultant Tipped Off Spitzer’s Involvement In Prostitution ring

Posted by familydynamics on March 24, 2008

A Republican political consultant said on Sunday that his lawyers wrote a letter to the F.B.I.Eliot Spitzer had patronized high-priced prostitutes during trips to Florida. in November stating that Gov.

But the consultant, Roger J. Stone Jr., said he did not know whether the letter played any role in helping investigators link Mr. Spitzer to a prostitution ring.

An affidavit filed in federal court in Manhattan in the prostitution case said that agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the I.R.S. began investigating the prostitution ring, the Emperor’s Club V.I.P., in October as part of an inquiry of Mr. Spitzer that began last summer when a bank reported what seemed to be suspicious transactions involving Mr. Spitzer.

Mr. Stone, who has referred to politics as “performance art,” is a longtime Republican consultant known for hardball politics and a cloak-and-dagger sensibility. He started out as a teenager in the campaign of Richard M. Nixon, and has a tattoo of the former president’s head on his back.

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