Official, Documents Detail Alleged Prostitution Involvement

** FILe ** New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. The New York Times is reporting Monday March 10, 2008 that Spitzer has told senior advisers that he had been involved in a prostitution ring. On its Web site, the newspaper cites an anonymous administration official as the source and says Spitzer was meeting with his top aides. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
By  | 

New York (AP) A law enforcement official, speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, says New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is the person identified in legal papers as “client 9,” who paid for a four-hour tryst with a woman identified as “Kristen” last month at a Washington hotel.

Court papers also quote one of the four people arrested last week in connection with the prostitution ring as saying the client would pay for everything -- “train tickets, cab fare from the
Hotel and back, room service, travel time and hotel.”

The investigation reveals that “client 9” paid $4,300 in cash for the service.

The complaint describes the prostitute as a “petite, pretty brunette, 5-feet-5 inches, and 105 pounds.”

Spitzer has not been charged. Prosecutors have not commented on the case.