Russian woman accused of blackmailing the former Governor of the state of new York, bail was set at $ 1 million
In new York, the court set bail in the amount of $ 1 million a citizen of Russia Svetlana Zakharova, who is accused of extortion from ex-Governor of new York Eliot Spitzer about 400 thousand dollars, reports the Associated Press.
In February, the 26-year-old Svetlana Zakharova, also known under the name of Travis, accused Spitzer of committing violence on her and trying to strangle her in a hotel room in new York.
At the court hearing, the assistant district attorney stated that Zakharov is received within two years of checks in the amount of from three to 50 thousand dollars. According to him, the money was transferred to Russian Bank accounts.
As previously reported, Zakharova was familiar with Eliot Spitzer. In February she called him from California, where I lived, and said that he was going to fly to Russia via new York. They agreed to meet at the Plaza. The lawyer of the former Governor Adam Kaufman argued that between Zakharova and Spitzer held a brief conversation, and a few hours later the woman called and asked to return the policy.
According to the lawyer, she threatened to inflict self-injury. She called 911 from the room, rented in the name of Spitzer, and said he cut himself and feels bad. Later she called back and tried to cancel the call, but the police had already gone to the scene.
In the room police found broken glass and she was sent to the hospital with cuts on her arm. Russian woman told doctors that she had for two years was in a relationship with 56-year-old Spitzer and he pushed her during an argument and tried to strangle him. The next evening the victim returned to Russia.
October 10, Zakharov returned to the United States. Immediately after landing, she was arrested at the airport in new York. As it became known, Russian citizen charged with Grand larceny. She also is accused of falsifying documents in another case. As reported in police, Zakharova is also accused of fraudulent actions in the 67-year-old resident of the state of new Jersey.
Eliot Spitzer voluntarily resigned two years after his election in 2008, amid the loud political scandal. He was accused of numerous relationships with prostitutes and patronage pimps.