Well this has all the potential of a blockbuster of a Law and Order episode, heck, if Dick Wolf is creative enough he could probably turn it into a three series thread. Start with Law and Order SVU, hand it over to the Law and Order CI crew and prosecute it from the original shows platform.
Or he could just let the three shows battle it out for the right to lean on the suspect all by themselves.
If the details from the New York Times story that broke the scandal are correct, then the working title for the episode must be Client number nine!
The American cable news networks are tripping over themselves trying to get the details on a scandal involving the Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer.
The Governor has reportedly been linked by the New York Times to a prostitution ring in New York state. Spitzer who has been governor for a year and before that was the state's Attorney General for eight years, made a brief statement at 3 pm New York Time. It wasn't exactly an admission of any role in the percolating scandal thus far, but still he was asking for time to make amends with his family and for not living up to the standards that he had previously been a believer in.
Though if proven true, he will at least be a proponent of the shop local campaign of New York State.
As for the missing details of the moment, the reporters (and Mr. Wolf's writing crews) will probably fill in the rest of the blanks for us.
MSNBC is reporting on its website that the club in question is called the Emperors Club VIP, which we guess means that more than few of the Emperors have been caught with no clothes...
Mr. Wolf will surely be accepting casting calls from agents as soon as possible, any submitted 8 x 10 glossies will require a likeness to the photo above. If you have a receding hairline and apparently a good telephone manner, there may be a role for you ...
Photo from the New York Times website