Years ago I worked with a person who was quite publicly visible in a certain jurisdiction and who was clearly in the sights of a certain extremely powerful organization. I recall a story of my friend being approached one night in a Holiday Inn by a very attractive woman who sought his attentions. He turned her down. With some cleverness and other come-ons my friend could have succumbed.
So I wonder, was Eliot Spitzer set up? He certainly did not have friends in high places.