No Charges Filed Against Elliot Spitzer
November 6, 2008 at 12:42 PM (PT)
The UNITED STATES attorney in MANHATTAN, MICHAEL J. GARCIA, announced TODAY (11/6) that no federal charges will be filed against former Gov. ELIOT SPITZER of NEW YORK, who resigned in MARCH in a scandal over his role as a customer of a prostitution ring, reports THE NEW YORK TIMES..
SPITZER is best known to the radio and music business for his payola investigations during his time as NEW YORK Attorney General.
Federal prosecutors had been investigating whether SPITZER committed a crime known as structuring, or making payments in such a way as to conceal their purpose and source, by wiring money into a bank account controlled by the prostitution ring. Prosecutors also looked at whether SPITZER had used campaign money to pay for prostitutes.
The federal investigation found no evidence of misuse of public or campaign funds and found "insufficient evidence" to charge him in relation to the payments.