Eliot Spitzer

Judge calls out ‘Spitzer Hooker’

After “glam-demand”

A New York Judge told an alleged Russian working girl, who was earlier charged with extorting former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, to not take herself so seriously when refused to leave her jail cell to avoid the media.

Apparently, Svetlana Travis Zakharova didn’t want to be photographed by the gathered media at the hearing.  The judge would have not part of her antics, and said that he’s had “much higher profile” defendants that had no trouble with the exposure.

“I’ve had cases with much more press coverage than this” said Justice Charles Solomon to Joseph Murray, the lawyer for Zakharova. “If she does not come out, there will be consequences.”

With that, Murray went back to his client’s jail cell and came back with Zakharova.

Zakharova, a reported “call girl” allegedly tried to extort $400,000 from Spitzer by saying she would expose their relationship to his family and media outlets. She’s also facing charges for “shaking down” another male victim and copying his signature.

Ms. Akharova is being held on a $1 million bond. The case is set for February 14.

[Feature Photo: Frank Franklin II, File]