Svetlana Travis Zakharova who boasted of being a $5,000-a-night call girl copped to attempted petit larceny and was sentenced to 90 days in jail in Manhattan Supreme Court. She was released for time served. Now she want’s to air the details of the trysts
The appears to be no end in sight concerning ‘Hookergate’ for New York’s infamous ‘Luv Gov’, Eliot Spitzer.
Now his favorite escort who copped to blackmail for a sweetheart deal last month that was designed to clamp on details for the parties has been blown the deal out of the water as she exposes he loved her using the leash, whip and other S&M sex toys during kinky trysts and then tried to buy her silence, her lawyer says in new court papers.
27-year-old Russian escort Svetlana Travis Zakharova, convicted last month for attempting a blackmail shakedown on Spitzer and another of her male client’s, recently took a plea deal to settle charges she extorted $400,000 from the disgraced ex-governor, revealed the X-rated details in a bid to overturn a gag order in her criminal case.
Former New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, resigned from office in disgrace in March 2008 when it was revealed he was a john in a high-priced prostitution ring.
He is the second man in high class escort Zakharova’s fraud and extortion case. The second man, Paul Nippes, wanted details of their private lives out in the media which enabled Svetlana Zakharova’s defense team to negotiate a plea to literally walk out of jail free. She also avoids deportation
Svetlana Travis, ‘aka Svetlana Z’, Russian woman who claimed ex-NY Governor Eliot Spitzer attacked her busted for trying to extort him
Spitzer ‘hooker’, Svetlana Travis Zakharova, gets short jail sentence in sweet heart plea deal – Her accusers didn’t want details aired in public
The prostitute-prone lawmaker’s fetishes involved “paying young girls to insert sex toys into his anal cavity and walk him around the floor on all fours with a leash,” her lawyer Joseph Murray claimed.
Murray pointed to photographs of Travis’ property recovered from the Plaza Hotel after Travis claimed Spitzer choked her in February 2016.
Spitzer hooker, Svetlana Travis Zakharova revealed the X-rated details in a bid to overturn a gag order in her criminal case
Spitzer was not arrested and the tables were turned on Travis, who left for Russia shortly afterward and later signed a nondisclosure agreement, accepting $100,000 from her wealthy benefactor. She was arrested on grand larceny charges upon her return in October 2016.
“If these facts are embarrassing to Mr. Spitzer and his family then shame on Spitzer for engaging in the conduct in the first place and shame on the Bronx DA for catering to Spitzer by trying to suppress Travis’ right to free speech,” Murray wrote.
Court evidence photo – Items recovered from Svetlana Travis Zakharova at the Plaza Hotel in February 2016
Defense attorney Murray, accused the Bronx District Attorney’s office, which handled the case, of protecting Spitzer and his interests by asking for and insisting on a lasting gag order in Manhattan Supreme Court.
According to the filing, Spitzer became enraged at the hotel on Feb. 13, 2016, after Travis refused his sexual advances. That’s when, Murray claimed, Spitzer assaulted his client.
“What am I paying you for?” he allegedly charged, referring to her as a “Russian whore.”
Murray is still pushing for authorities to charge Spitzer with assault.
Spitzer denies the attack completely.”These are reprehensible lies by an extortionist,” said Spitzer spokeswoman Lisa Linden. “The record in this case and her guilty plea speak for themselves.”
Sveltena ‘Z’ bolted to Russia, but didn’t wait for the coast to clear before returning. She was arrested, and convicted on her return for grand larceny by extortion and forgery. A plea deal saw her early release
Spitzer resigned from office in disgrace in March 2008 when it was revealed he was a john in a high-priced prostitution ring.
Zakharova, who allegedly worked as a call girl before her arrest, accused Spitzer of choking her at the Plaza hotel in February 2016.
Spitzer denied the physical contact and countered with the shakedown accusation. Zakharova left for Russia around that time but was arrested upon returning to the U.S. in October 2016.
Zakharova admitted to attempted petit larceny to settle charges she ripped off Spitzer and another man, Paul Nippes in a separate case, with both pleas rolled into one agreement.
However, the escort omitted Spitzer’s name while making her courtroom admissions and was only hit with a restraining order for Nippes, her attorney Joseph Murray, ponts out Zakharova refused to admit to stealing from Spitzer, her former lover, in taking the plea. It was a condition in the agreement struck with the Bronx DA’s office, which was handling the case, Murray said.
The plea to the Nippes charges covers the entire case, including the Sptizer allegations.
“She’s had a long term relationship with [Spitzer] and to be accused of extorting him was absolutely not true. She would never admit to that,” Murray had said after the proceeding.