Spitzer May Have Lied To Investigators
March 31, 2008 at 9:14 AM (PT)
Yet more dirt has arisen on disgraced former NY Gov. ELIOT SPITZER. A prosecutor said FRIDAY (3/28) that SPITZER may have lied when he told investigators he wasn't deeply involved in a plot that used a Republican rival's travel records in an effort to embarrass him. He added that SPITZER could have been indicted had he not resigned in disgrace in a prostitution scandal.
ALBANY COUNTY District Attorney P. DAVID SOARES said in a report that SPITZER's former communications director, DARREN DOPP, recounted conversations and e-mails that indicated SPITZER directly ordered him in a profanity-laced exchange to give a reporter records regarding Senate Republican leader JOSEPH BRUNO's use of state aircraft on days he attended Republican fundraisers.
"If DOPP's testimony is credited," SOARES' report states, "then former Governor SPITZER's answers were not truthful. Accordingly, we intended to present these conflicting accounts to a grand jury."