Spitzer prostitute ring chief gets 30 months in jail

February 7th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, February 7 (ANI): The chief behind the high-priced prostitution ring, the involvement with which led Eliot Spitzer to resign from his post of New York State Attorney General, has been slapped with a sentence of 30 months in jail.

Mark Brener, founder of the Emperors Club VIP, which went down along with Spitzers resignation, could have faced a reduced prison term had the former governor not been a customer, according to Breners lawyer Murray Richman.

“This is obviously collateral damage from the Spitzer situation,” the New York Daily News quoted Richman as saying.

Brener, 63, swore in front of Manhattan Federal Judge Denny Chin that he would mend his ways once he is done serving his sentence.

He said: “I want to apologize to this court, my family and anyone else whom I may have hurt as a result of my actions.

I am fully aware that what I did was wrong. … I know that I do not have any more time to waste and I will not violate the law again. I am humiliated by this entire incident.

Spitzer announced his resignation after revealing that he was the Client 9 referred to in the legal papers of a prostitution ring under investigation by the federal government. (ANI)

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