06/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Eliot Spitzer's Flameout: Peter Elkind's 'Rough Justice' EXCERPT

In July 2007, North Fork Bank vice president Adam Brenner got a peculiar phone call from his branch's most prominent client, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Brenner's private-banking office, on Madison Avenue and 49th Street in Manhattan, catered to wealthy New Yorkers, many of them involved in real estate. It prided itself on service.

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