To everyone's prurient delight, a lawyer for the woman who booked clients' "appointments" with ladies from the Emperors Club VIP prostitution ring says that former governor Eliot Spitzer was a regular customer. Marc Agniflio, who represents Temeka Lewis, told reporters that Spitzer's habit "was more than sporadic. It wasn't always more than once a month, but it was sometimes more than once a month."

Lewis booked Ashley Dupre on that February 13, 2008 meeting with Spitzer, notably telling Dupre that Client 9 could be "difficult," warning he "would ask you to do things that, like, you might not think were safe - you know - I mean that ... very basic things." She pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution and laundering the ring's proceeds last year and told the judge yesterday, "I deeply regret my decision to break the law... It was a thoughtless, careless, selfish decision. It was wrong...[I] was solely responsible for the situation." Judge Shira Scheindlin appeared to appreciate Lewis's regret, saying, "Thank you, Ms. Lewis; nicely put," and sentenced the 33-year-old to a year's probation.

Agniflio noted in court papers, "Ms. Lewis provided the government with the names of hotels, the approximate dates of meetings, the names of women the governor saw, different names the governor utilized." The NY Times reports that the lawyer further explained that Spitzer, over an 18 month-to-two year period, arranged "several different liaisons" Emperors Club girls. The meetings "took place in cities other than New York or Washington, and the governor paid using postal money orders... an indication that Mr. Spitzer was spending his own money." (Lewis's cooperation helped determine Spitzer didn't use government money.) According to the Daily News, "Spitzer bedded so many different hookers, Lewis was unable to remember for sure which prostitute told her about his real identity."

Two months ago, Spitzer, when asked by Matt Lauer for a "ballpark figure" of how many times he paid for sex, said, "Not frequently, not long in the grand context of my life."