Tuesday, March 11, 2008

U.S. Treasury’s FCEN and its role in Spitzer's downfall.

You were probably unaware of the fact that New York's governor will soon be New York's former governor. Unaware, that is, if you've avoided all news broadcasts, late-night talk shows, newspapers and any personal contact with anyone who reads a newspaper or watches TV over the past few days. Political and personal tragedy aside, I was interested in the mechanism by which Governor Spitzer was caught when I came across How an information system helped nail Eliot Spitzer and a prostitution ring. So it appears that tools used to fight terrorism, organized crime and identity theft helped undo him.

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