Spitzer Lawyers Want No Charges, Not Plea Bargain
Shorter version: Forget $80,000. We're down to $19,000. His lawyers are insisting there was no crime, there should be no charges. In other words, no plea bargain. We also get the name of one of the banks that dropped the dime on him: Capital One Corp.'s North Fork unit.
On his gubernatorial financial disclosures, Mr. Spitzer lists North Fork as one of his primary personal banks.
As to the three wire transfers:
[Spitzer]made three payments of roughly $5,000 each through wire transfers in the spring and summer of 2007 from personal bank accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter. The New York governor allegedly paid an additional $4,300 in cash to the ring in connection with an encounter at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington on Feb. 13, making his total payments to the group more than $19,000.
As to why there may have been no illegality [More...]
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