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Kristian Stiles

Kristian B. Stiles (born 1976) is a political fundraising consultant most notable for her role as the former National Finance Director and consultant to former New York governor Ellot Spitzer, who resigned after involvement in a sex scandal on March 17, 2008.

In an investigative article on March 16, 2008, the New York Times reported that Charles E. Clayman, a criminal defense lawyer and a former federal prosecutor, had been retained by Stiles’s consulting firm, Stiles Partner, LLC, to represent her and her deputy, Alix James, in connection with the inquiry.

The New York Post reported on December 5, 2006, that Kristian Stiles was one of 49 Spitzer staffers receiving a total of $1.35 million in bonus money after his successful campaign for governor or New York. Stiles received $40,000.

Prior to working for governor Spitzer, Stiles worked for former Representative Richard A. Gephardt, of Missouri, as the New York Director for his 2004 Presidential bid.

Kristian currently serves as the National Advisor to Governor David Paterson.

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Timeline of the Spitzer resignation scandal

Eliot Spitzer was the very popular governor of the state of New York until he resigned March 12, 2008, in the midst of the Client 9 prostitution scandal.

The New York Times first 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."[1]

Later on March 10, 2008, Spitzer gave a brief statement to the press: "Today I want to briefly address a private matter. I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family, and violates my—or any—sense of right and wrong. I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public, whom I promised better. I do not believe that politics in the long run is about individuals. It is about ideas, the public good and doing what’s best for the state of New York. I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself. I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family. I will report back to you in short order."[2]

The Toronto Star reported, The "Investigators Seek Records of Spitzer Campaign’s Payments to a Consultant", New York Times, March 16, 2008.,

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  • Spitzer Linked To Hooker Probe New York governor identified as "Client-9" in FBI affidavit, The Smoking Gun, March 10, 2008.
  • News Release, Equality Now Responds to Governor Spitzer's Alleged Involvement in Prostitution Ring , March 11, 2008
  • Dana Milbank, At the Mayflower, Client 9's Sinking Ship, Washington Post, Tuesday, March 11, 2008.
  • Emperors Club offered 'meaningful' life, Toronto Star, March 11, 2008.
  • Josh Levin, So You Want To Open a Brothel? The keys to success, as gleaned from the Web site of Eliot Spitzer's favorite escort service, Slate, March 11, 2008.
  • Ashley Alexandra Dupré MySpace page
  • Serge F. Kovaleski and Ian Urbina, The Woman at the Center of the Governor’s Downfall, New York Times, March 13, 2008
  • Ashley Alexandra Dupré's music on AmieStreet.com, March 13, 2008.
  • Kristen: The Definitive Gallery, Gawker.com, March 13, 2008.
  • Jake Coyle, Spitzer's call girl has chance to cash in, Associated Press, March 14, 2008.
  • Stephanie Gaskell and Richard Huff, Gov's call girl looking at big bucks as media come calling, NY Daily News, March 14, 2008
  • Jonathan Lemire, Hooker's an online hit - to tune of $200G, NY Daily News, Saturday, March 15, 2008
  • Joe Mahone, Thomas Zambito and Greg B. Smith, Governor Spitzer's Hooker Gets Immunity, Daily News, March 15, 2008.
  • Gillian Wee, `Kristen,' Linked to Spitzer, Becomes Pop Star on Web, Gillian Wee, Bloomberg.com, March 15, 2008.
  • Jo Becker, Investigators Seek Records of Spitzer Campaign’s Payments to a Consultant, New York Times, March 16, 2008
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