If Helen of Troy has a beauty that can launch a thousand ships, then this photo of an alleged prostitute is a beauty that can step down a New York City Governor. The photo of an alleged escort girl is behind Governor Eliot Spitzer's scandal and resignation. It was the result when The New York Times reported this week that his conversations to arrange for an expensive call girl in a Washington hotel was caught on a Federal wiretap.

He was named ‘Client 9’ and a repeat prostitution customer. There are reports that he paid for a $1,000-an-hour prostitute.

The Governor faces the possibility of Federal charges and another violation that may involve money laundering if payments made to the suspected prostitution ring's shell corporations are found to be part of a larger conspiracy.