The New York Times reported on March 10, 2008 that Spitzer was "caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a person briefed on the federal investigation. An affidavit in the federal investigation into a prostitution ring said that a wiretap recording captured a man identified as Client 9 on a telephone call confirming plans to have a woman travel from New York to Washington, where he had reserved a hotel room. The person briefed on the case identified Mr. Spitzer as Client 9." 
- Spitzer Linked To Hooker Probe New York governor identified as "Client-9" in FBI affidavit, The Smoking Gun, March 10, 2008.
- Dana Milbank, At the Mayflower, Client 9's Sinking Ship, Washington Post, Tuesday, March 11, 2008.
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