Details revealed in the federal prostitution complaint that has ensnared New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer show that the Emperors Club ecort group struggled to find Miami women to keep on its payroll.
One Miami escort ''looks like [a] butcher in my opinion,'' said Emperors Club VIP ringleader Mark Brener said in a Jan. 19 phone call, according to investigators. He added it would be difficult to ''market this girl,'' and he doubted she would ever attain ''Icon'' status — the company's prostitutes who command $5,500 or more an hour.
In a Feb. 2 conversation, two of Brener's co-defendants talked about the problem finding ''enough variety'' of prostitutes in Miami. They agreed not to advertise in South Florida until they had enough escorts to send to clients. Also on Feb. 2, a client in Miami asked the company to send him four women for four hours. Brener and co-defendant Temeka Rachelle Lewis realized they only had two prostitutes available in Miami. They discussed flying in an escort from New York, but the last-minute airfares were too expensive, according to the federal complaint.
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