http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN1062947520080310?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews NY Gov. Spitzer tied to prostitution ring: NYT Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:52pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has told his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, the New York Times reported on its Web site on Monday, citing an administration official. A person with knowledge of the governor's role told the Times the governor was believed to be a client of a prostitution ring. Spitzer had been due to make an announcement at 2:15 p.m. EDT, but half an hour later had yet to address a room crowded with journalists awaiting his statement. As state attorney general before being elected governor in November 2006, Spitzer was sometimes called the Sheriff of Wall Street for his prominent role in investigating financial cases. A Democrat, he entered the governor's office promising ethical reform but soon entered into a conflict with Republican leaders in the state Senate, slowing his agenda. He has been married to Silda Wall Spitzer since 1987 and they have three daughters. Spitzer prosecuted at least two prostitution rings when he ran the state's organized crime task force, the New York Times said in its article. The paper said Spitzer "spoke with revulsion and anger" after announcing the arrest of 16 people for running what the paper termed a high-end prostitution ring in Staten Island. The Times quoted Spitzer as saying: "This was a sophisticated and lucrative operation with a multitiered management structure," Spitzer said at the time. "It was, however, nothing more than a prostitution ring."