Spitzer Wiretap Documents to Be Unsealed


A judge has ordered prosecutors to release sealed documents about wiretaps in the Eliot Spitzer scandal to the New York Times, which requested them back in December. “There is obvious interest in obtaining information about the origins of an investigation that led, ultimately, to the resignation of the governor of New York,” U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said in ruling for the paper today. You bet there is! The Times, which agreed to retract the names of the clients mentioned in the papers (boo), doesn’t get them just yet, though. The U.S. Attorney first gets the chance to appeal. [City Room/NYT]