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Spitzer’s Plaza-Choking; Curiouser and Curiouser

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New York Judge Fern Fisher has granted the request of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance in his bid to recuse himself from a case involving his ever-more-embarrassing friend and former associate Eliot Spitzer. The twice-disgraced former governor, evidently still addicted to “love for Money” distinguished himself last week with an attack on a 26-year prostitute in a room he had rented at New York’s opulent Plaza Hotel.

The altercation ended with a 911 call, police, and an emergency trip to the hospital during which the young Russian “victim” repeatedly blamed Spitzer. But some incognito clothing on the ex-gov and a couple of phone calls later using Eliot’s standard phony name; and she recanted in toto, eloped* from an NYPD cruiser, and fled to Russia in what we are told by Spitzer’s attorney was a pre-planned trip.

Since then, police accounts have emerged saying that Svetlana was trying to extort money from the multi-millionaire former pol. Also, His girlfriend Lis took a leaf from his former wife Silda and walked out on the zillion-dollar loser. Eliot has still paid out more to his ex-wife than his $100, 000-a-year call-girl appetite cost; but here’s a guy who – dare we say it – is never satisfied.

More detailed reports are emerging on Svetlana Travis’ accusation and departure in court documents.“At the hospital, she reported that she had had an argument with Mr. Spitzer in the hotel room, during which Mr. Spitzer had thrown her down on top of a bed and applied pressure to her throat obstructing her breathing [Travis] also stated that Mr. Spitzer threatened to hurt her if she attempted to return to her home in Russia, and, for a period, prevented her from leaving the hotel room”

The same documents say Spitzer showed up at the hospital “in disguise” and tried to “surreptitiously” ask about the hooker/patient “using a pseudonym.”\

As for Vance, he released a statement: “I have had a personal and professional relationship with Mr. Spitzer for several years, and have seen him socially [this month].

Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Fern Fisher granted the request. The complications run deeper than just Vance himself. In 2007, when then-governor Spitzer appointed him to New York State’s Commission on Sentencing Reform, several of Vance’s senior staff members became prominent and closely tied to Spitzer’s administration as governor.


This story was first published at Jewish Voice NY, by MATT ROSENSTEIN




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