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Emperors Club VIP

Emperors Club VIP
Private
Industry Sex trade
Fate Cease and desist of a criminal enterprise
Founded 2004
Defunct 2008
Headquarters New York City, New York
Key people Mark Brener; Cecil Suwal; Temeka Rachelle Lewis; Tanya Hollander.
Products Escorts, Dating, prostitutes

Emperors Club VIP was an international escort agency based in New York City, founded in 2004 by Mark Brener and Cecil Suwal and operated from the bank accounts of QAT Consulting Group, Inc., and QAT International, Inc.[1] The agency was shut down in March 2008 following a federal investigation into suspicious money transfers from New York Governor Eliot Spitzer led to the discovery of its operation as an illegal prostitution ring.[2] Following public reports of Governor Spitzer's patronage as client #9, he resigned from office.

Background

Emperors Club VIP offered, via their internet website, the services of fifty escorts rated on a scale from three to seven diamonds for appointments in New York, Washington, Miami, London and Paris,[3] with fees commensurate with their rating.[4] Appointments could be made by telephone or online with fees from US$1,000 to US$5,500 per hour, payable by cash, credit card, money order or wire transfer. A top-rated seven-diamond model could cost as much as US$31,000 per day.[4] By March 11, 2008, the Emperors Club VIP website, emperorsclubvip.com, was shut down.

According to The New York Times, following this shutdown and their imprisonment, former owners and managers of Emperors Club VIP, Cecil Suwal and Mark Brener, were married in Manhattan, New York, on August 10, 2010, and co-founded The One World Initiative.[5] The couple co-authored a book, The Science of Activating Your Supreme Power, which was published by CBN Media in August 2011 and forms the basis for a $35,000 course.[5]

Noted clients

During a federal investigation, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was identified as having procured services in excess of US$80,000 from Emperors Club VIP over a period of two years. After campaigning on promises of ethics and integrity, and himself having prosecuted prostitution rings in his career,[6] Spitzer was forced to resign as Governor amid charges of hypocrisy, and threats of impeachment.[7][8][9]

The United Kingdom's 3rd wealthiest man, the Duke of Westminster, is alleged by former Emperors Club VIP escort Zana Brazdek to have engaged her services through the company.[10] Attorneys responding on his behalf hold that the Duke was not in London on the dates she reports.[11]

The late Lord Shaftesbury (1938-2004) was also named as a client.[12]

References

External links

  • Emperor's Contemporary Art
  • Emperors Club VIP Escorts Website Pictures
  • The One World Initiative
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