Client-9 "Would Ask You To Do Things That, Like, You Might Not Think Were Safe"

Democratic New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is ALLEGEDLY Client-9 in the prosecution's complaint.

The details about Client-9 are as follows, according to the complaint.


On February 11, 2008, at about 10:53 p.m., one of the defendants in the case, Temeka Rachelle Lewis, sent a text message to another defendant, Cecil “Katie” Suwal, saying – in an apparent reference to payment, “Pls let me know if [Client-9's] 'package' arrives 2mrw.  Appt wd b on Wed."

Responded Suwal: “K."

On February 12, 2008, at about 2:37 p.m., Lewis “called a prostitute who the Emperors Club marketed using the name "Kristen,” leaving a message saying that Client-9’s “deposit” had not yet arrived “but that they should be able to do the trip if the deposit arrived tomorrow.”

At about 4:03 pm, Kristen called back and said that was fine. They discussed Kristen taking a 5:39 p.m. train from New York’s Penn Station that arrived at Washington DC’s Union Station at 9:00 p.m.

Lewis told Kristen that Client-9 “would be paying for everything - train tickets, cab fare from the hotel and back, mini bar or room service, travel time, and hotel. Lewis also told Kristen that “Client-9 would not do traditional wire transferring.”


At approximately 8:12 p.m., Client-9 called Lewis, who told him the “package” had not arrived.

Lewis: "You had QAT . . .,"

Client-9: "Yup, same as in the past, no question about it."

(Per ABC News' Brian Ross, QAT is "what prosecutors say is a prostitution operation operating under the name of the Emperors Club.")

Lewis then asked Client-9 what time he wanted the appointment; Client-9 said 9 or 10 pm. Lewis told him to call back in five minutes

Lewis then called Mark Brener, another defendant, and told him she believed Client-9 had about $400 or $500 credit. Suwal “said that she did not feel comfortable saying that Client-9 had a $400 credit when she did not know that for a fact.” At about 8:23 p.m., Lewis called Client-9, and told him that the “office" said no dice -- he could not proceed with the appointment just with his available credit. They agreed to talk the next day.


February 12, 2008, about 9:22 p.m. –

Lewis texts Kristen: “If D.C. appt. happens u will need 2 leave NYC @ 4:45pm. Is that possible?"

Kristen texts Lewis: “Yes.”

Client-9 calls Lewis, tells her he made a reservation at the hotel in DC and said his deposit should cover her “transportation.” Lewis said she’d try to make it work.

4:18 p.m.

Suwal texts Lewis:  "Plackage arrived. Pls be sure he rsvp hotel."

4:21 p.m.

Lewis calls Kristen and tells her to go to Penn Station.

Lewis texts Kristen "TRAIN INFO Departing from Penn St. Arriving 8 Union St. Washington, DC NYC to DC Train # 129 Dep. 5:39pm Arr. 9pm."

4:58 p.m.

Client-9 calls Lewis. Lewis tells him package arrived. Client-9 says good, asks who his company will be. Lewis tells him it’s Kristen.

Client-9: "great, okay, wonderful.”

Lewis asks for "extra funds" so they don’t have this payment issue again. Client-9 says maybe.

7:51 p.m.

Client-9 and Lewis discuss that his balance was around $2,600. Client-9 says maybe he’ll give Kristen $3,600 so he has a thousand on balance. He later changes it to $4,100. Client-9 says he’ll look for a bank.

They discuss how Kristen can get a room key. Lewis said she’d prefer for Kristen not to have to give a name. Client-9 said he was trying to “think this through." Lewis suggests he put a key in an envelope and leave it with the concierge.

8:47 p.m.

Client-9 tells Lewis to tell Kristen to go to room 871, that the door will be ajar.

Lewis asked “if the hotel staff might pass by the door and close it, and Client-9 said no it was okay. Client-9 explained that the door would not be visibly open, but if someone pushed it, the door would open.”

Client-9 asked Lewis to remind- him what Kristen looks like.

Lewis reminded him: “an American, petite, very pretty brunette, 5 feet 5 inches, and 105 pounds.”

9:32 p.m.

Kristen calls Lewis, tells her she’s in the room. Asks when Client-9 will be there.

9:36 p.m.

Lewis says Client-9 is in the hotel, tells her about the extra payment, asks to be texted when he arrives so she could start the four-hour meter.


Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2008, 12:02 a.m.,

Kristen calls Lewis, tells her Client-9 has left. Tells her it went well, that he gave her $4,300.

Kristen: “I don't think he's difficult. I mean it's just kind of like . . whatever. . . I'm here for a purpose. I know what my purpose is. I am not a . . . moron, you know what I mean. So maybe that's why girls maybe think they're difficult…That's what it is, because you're here for a [purpose]. Let's not get it twisted - I know what I do, you know."

Lewis: “You look at it very uniquely, because .. . no one .ever says it that way."

Lewis says she’d been told Client-9 "would ask you to do things that, like, you might not think were safe - you know - I mean that . . . very basic things.”

Kristen: “I have a way of dealing with that…I'd be like listen dude, you really want the sex? . . . You know what I mean."


- jpt

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