Spitzer Built Career as Anti-Corruption Crusader

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

New York (AP) Eliot Spitzer's political legacy is one of rooting out corruption. In two terms as New York's Attorney General, Spitzer grabbed headlines with a series of criminal and
civil cases involving misconduct and conflicts of interests on Wall Street and Corporate America.

Those actions resulted in Time Magazine naming him “Crusader of the Year.” The New York tabloids proclaimed him “Eliot Ness.”

In 2004, Spitzer was part of an investigation of a New York City-based escort service. Eighteen people were charged with promoting prostitution and related charges.

Before being elected attorney general, Spitzer specialized in prosecuting organized crime and white-collar crime cases for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

Several problems have marred Spitzer's time as governor, including a plan to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and a plot by his aides to smear Spitzer's main republican rival.

The 48-year-old Spitzer is married with three daughters.

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