'New York Governor expected to quit over sex scandal'

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New York, Mar 12 : New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was expected to quit on Wednesday, succumbing to threats of impeachment and media pressure over his involvement in a sex scandal, The New York Times reported.

Spitzer, reeling from revelations that he had been a client of a prostitution ring, will resign today, some of his staff members said they have been told.

Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson would likely be sworn in to replace him at some point after that.

Spitzer on Monday apologised for what he called a "private matter," saying he had violated his obligations to his family.

The Times reported that Spitzer, 48, was caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a prostitute at a Washington hotel last month.

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