Albany District Attorney David Soares has done an about-face and has told New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno that ex-governor Eliot Spitzers alleged involvement in an investigation into Brunos whereabouts was absolutely, positively Spitzers orders, according to reports over the weekend.
Back over the summer, Spitzer originally named Darren Dopp as the fall guy (Dopp is a key Spitzer aide and served as the governors communications director when he was New York State Attorney General).
But now there are conflicting news reports, sources and editorials as to how much Spitzer, Dopp, the DA and Andrew Cuomos office of New York State Attorney General were told, by whom and when.
One particularly searing news article, in The New York Post, by State Editor Frederic U. Dicker (Ripped on Spitzer-Probe Flip) posits that there was a second cover-up by the DA.
And the article, in a paper whose front page reads: DA Report Reveals Lies: Eliots First Dirty Trick, March 29) goes even further to insinuate that the NYS Governors Office was involved in additional criminal activities that have yet to be reported.
The word on the street among the common New York working man has moved well beyond the original charges involving prostitution rings to fear that Spitzer is planning a comeback. There are many a union man and laborer who would like to see Eliot do some hard time in jail for all of the trouble he has caused, most notably putting their jobs at risk in a fragile economy. And now there is further word that another major investment bank other than Bear Stearns is at risk of a loan default upwards of $400M.
But back to Dickers point about passing the gubernatorial blame. One Democrat source tells the paper Soares is a boob who was conned by Eliot [Spitzer], adding that the DAs latest report is part of a second cover-up [on] Tricky Spitz.
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