New York's first black governor as Eliot Resigns


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Eliot Spitzer made a public apology, with his wife beside him
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has resigned, after being linked to a prostitution ring.
Flanked by his wife, Mr Spitzer, a leading Democrat, told a news conference: "I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people's work."

He once again apologised for failing to live up to the standards he demanded of others - but he gave no details.

Mr Spitzer had allegedly been identified arranging to meet a prostitute in a Washington hotel.

Mr Spitzer made his name as an investigator of organised crime, financial crime and prostitution.

SPITZER SCANDAL TIMELINE
2007 Internal Revenue Service reportedly begins investigating Eliot Spitzer, after banks report suspicious transfers
12-13 Feb, 2008 Spitzer allegedly heard on federal wiretap arranging to meet woman at Washington hotel
13 Feb Spitzer allegedly rents room for "Kristen" at Mayflower Hotel and sneaks past his police guard to meet her
6 Mar Four other people charged with operating prostitution ring
11 Mar NY Times breaks story, saying Spitzer has called aides to emergency meeting; Spitzer tells press conference he has let down his family
12 MarSpitzer announces resignation

Allegations based on law enforcement sources quoted by Associated Press and New York Times


Profile: Eliot Spitzer
Washington diary: NY scandal
Q&A: Spitzer scandal

At one point he was known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street", and his fall from political grace is being seen as one of the biggest New York has known.

In a brief resignation statement, he said: "Over the course of my public life I have insisted, I believe correctly, that people regardless of their position or power take responsibility for their conduct.

"I can and will ask no less of myself."

He added: "I go forward with the belief, as others have said, that as human beings our greatest glory consists not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."

Mr Spitzer, 48, is married with three teenage girls.


HAVE YOUR SAY When you make yourself out to be Mr Morality you fall harder than the rest. We all make mistakes.
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Send us your commentsHe is a leading supporter of Senator Hillary Clinton in her battle against Senator Barack Obama to become the party's candidate for president.

Mr Spitzer had been under pressure to resign since news of his alleged involvement in the prostitution ring broke.

A wiretap found a client later identified as him making arrangements to meet a $1,000-an-hour prostitute named Kristen.

Reports say he paid more than $4,000 for her services.

In the statement, Mr Spitzer made no reference to reports of a possible plea bargain to avoid charges connected with his alleged use of prostitutes.

He left the podium without taking questions from waiting journalists.

Mr Spitzer said he would hand over power on March 17 to his deputy, Lieutenant-Governor David Paterson, who will become New York's first black governor.
 
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Eliot Spitzer made a public apology, with his wife beside him
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has resigned, after being linked to a prostitution ring.
Flanked by his wife, Mr Spitzer, a leading Democrat, told a news conference: "I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people's work."

He once again apologised for failing to live up to the standards he demanded of others - but he gave no details.

Mr Spitzer had allegedly been identified arranging to meet a prostitute in a Washington hotel.

Mr Spitzer made his name as an investigator of organised crime, financial crime and prostitution.

SPITZER SCANDAL TIMELINE
2007 Internal Revenue Service reportedly begins investigating Eliot Spitzer, after banks report suspicious transfers
12-13 Feb, 2008 Spitzer allegedly heard on federal wiretap arranging to meet woman at Washington hotel
13 Feb Spitzer allegedly rents room for "Kristen" at Mayflower Hotel and sneaks past his police guard to meet her
6 Mar Four other people charged with operating prostitution ring
11 Mar NY Times breaks story, saying Spitzer has called aides to emergency meeting; Spitzer tells press conference he has let down his family
12 MarSpitzer announces resignation

Allegations based on law enforcement sources quoted by Associated Press and New York Times


Profile: Eliot Spitzer
Washington diary: NY scandal
Q&A: Spitzer scandal

At one point he was known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street", and his fall from political grace is being seen as one of the biggest New York has known.

In a brief resignation statement, he said: "Over the course of my public life I have insisted, I believe correctly, that people regardless of their position or power take responsibility for their conduct.

"I can and will ask no less of myself."

He added: "I go forward with the belief, as others have said, that as human beings our greatest glory consists not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."

Mr Spitzer, 48, is married with three teenage girls.


HAVE YOUR SAY When you make yourself out to be Mr Morality you fall harder than the rest. We all make mistakes.
Jesse, New York, NY, USA
Send us your commentsHe is a leading supporter of Senator Hillary Clinton in her battle against Senator Barack Obama to become the party's candidate for president.

Mr Spitzer had been under pressure to resign since news of his alleged involvement in the prostitution ring broke.

A wiretap found a client later identified as him making arrangements to meet a $1,000-an-hour prostitute named Kristen.

Reports say he paid more than $4,000 for her services.

In the statement, Mr Spitzer made no reference to reports of a possible plea bargain to avoid charges connected with his alleged use of prostitutes.

He left the podium without taking questions from waiting journalists.

Mr Spitzer said he would hand over power on March 17 to his deputy, Lieutenant-Governor David Paterson, who will become New York's first black governor.
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Hivi kweli kwa mke wake alikosa nini hata ahitaji kulipia malaya?
 
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Watu wa Wall St wanapanga bonge la party Cipriani Wall St. Muosha huoshwa, auaye kwa upanga atauawa kwa upanga, Elliot Spitzer, the Sherrif of Wall St himself? Who would have thought?
 
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The call girl at the center of the prostitution scandal that prompted Gov. Eliot Spitzer to resign in disgrace has been identified as a 22-year-old aspiring musician who struggled in a broken home as a child.


The New York Times reported that the real name of the woman — identified as "Kristen" in court papers alleging that Spitzer paid thousands of dollars for her services — is Ashley Alexandra Dupre.

Don D. Buchwald, a New York lawyer, confirmed to The Associated Press that he represents Dupre, but he wouldn't comment further.

Law enforcement officials have said Spitzer had a Feb. 13 tryst with Kristen and paid her $4,300, according to court papers. Spitzer said Wednesday that he's resigning.

Dupre briefly spoke to the Times about the Spitzer scandal but didn't offer details on her involvement in it.

"I just don't want to be thought of as a monster," Dupre told the Times. "This has been a very difficult time. It's complicated."

Dupre told the newspaper she had slept very little since the allegations against Spitzer were revealed, and she declined to comment when asked by the Times when she first met him and how many times they had been together.

She told the Times she was worried about paying her rent in a ninth-floor Manhattan apartment since her boyfriend recently left her. She said she was considering moving back in with her family in New Jersey.

A man who answered the phone at her mother's home in New Jersey and identified himself as Dupre's brother told The Associated Press he had no idea why Dupre would agree to be interviewed in the scandal.

"She's just trying to get through this," he said. "We are all trying to be supportive of her."

Dupre's MySpace page provides a window into her life as she went from a broken home in New Jersey to a music career in the city.

"I have been alone," she wrote. "I have abused drugs. I have been broke and homeless. But, I survived, on my own. I am here, in NY because of my music."

In an Aug. 30 blog posting on MySpace, she wrote: "The past few months have been a roller coaster with so called friends, lovers, and family ... but its something you have to deal with and confront in order to move on ..."

"What destroys me strengthens me" is the slogan next to a photograph of her. The photos show her at various places, including in a bikini on a boat in a tropical locale. The number of hits to the page soared by the tens of thousands after the story broke, and many recent postings to her page ridiculed her.

Dupre describes her favorite musical artists as Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera and Frank Sinatra, among many others.

Her Web site boasts a recording of a song, "What We Want."

"I know what you want, you got what I want," she sings. "I know what you need. Can you handle me?"

Records show she lives in Manhattan a luxury rental skyscraper called The Chelsea Landmark, where a gaggle of reporters and TV trucks quickly gathered Wednesday night. Rents there start at $3500 a month for a small studio, neighbors said.The 35-story building opened less than a year ago.

The apartments feature imported Italian tiles, 9-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling corner windows. The building has a gym with a whirlpool and yoga and Pilates studios.

Dupre apparently appeared in federal court Monday as a witness in the case against four people accused of operating the Emperors Club VIP prostitution ring.
 
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Mr Spitzer(Mzungu-outgoing governor) said he would hand over power on March 17 to his deputy, Lieutenant-Governor David Paterson(Governor to be-Mwafrika) who will become New York's first black governor.

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Mimi nafikifi mafisadi wa bongo hawawezi kuresign eti kwa sababu ya kashfa ya ngono,kwa vile ngono kwao ni kama kazi na dawa.Na wengi wanaopenda kungonolise ndio wako popular kuliko wale waliookoka.Fanya utafiti..............
 

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