110608spitz.jpgDisgraced ex-governor Eliot Spitzer is off the hook! After a lengthy investigation, the United States attorney in Manhattan, Michael J. Garcia, says his office has found no evidence that Spitzer misused public or campaign funds to pay the Empire Club VIP for prostitutes. And while it is a federal offense to transport women across state lines "for immoral purposes"—which Spitzer definitely did—Garcia decided that "the public interest would not be further advanced by filing criminal charges in this matter." In a statement, Spitzer said, "I appreciate the impartiality and thoroughness of the investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office, and I acknowledge and accept responsibility for the conduct it disclosed. I resigned my position as Governor because I recognized that conduct was unworthy of an elected official. I once again apologize for my actions, and for the pain and disappointment those actions caused my family and the many people who supported me during my career in public life."