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Spitzer in the Clear

Call him the Teflon John. This afternoon the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan announced the former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer won’t face charges for paying for sex with a high-end hooker. The investigators found no evidence that Spitzer had used public money or campaign funds to pay for the services, and declared that a full prosecution would not be “in the public interest,” according to U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia. But Garcia wouldn’t say whether the overall investigation is over and done with for good. In a statement, Spitzer responded to the announcement: “I appreciate the impartiality and thoroughness of the investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, and I acknowledge and accept responsibility for the conduct it disclosed.”