Cecil Suwal and Mark Brener are the masterminds behind the global escort service, Emperors Club VIP, that is linked to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

The 23-year-old elite, prep school graduate and the 62-year-old widower are the May-December couple who are accused of running the successful prostitution ring.

Neighbors were always wary of the mismatched couple who ran their business from a Manhattan high-rise apartment overlooking the skyline.

Their business drew minimal attention five days ago when they were arrested, but sparked a frenzy in light of the discovery of Spitzer being a high paying client.

“Suwal and Brener are among four others charged with conspiracy to violate federal prostitution laws and to launder more than $1 million in illicit proceeds.”

“Temeka Rachelle Lewis, 32, of Brooklyn, and Tanya Hollander, 36, of Rhinebeck, N.Y., were also charged with conspiracy to violate federal prostitution laws.”

Two Israeli passports belonging to Brener and $600,000 were confiscated during the raid of Suwal and Brener’s apartment last week, according to the Star Ledger of Newark, NJ.

Brener was a financial consultant, who had lived in Queens and briefly South Brunswick with his wife, who died in 1997.

Suwal, the “23-year-old girl scared out of her mind,” attended the Blair Academy in Warren County, a prestigious boarding school in northwest New Jersey, according to the Star-Ledger.

“As this case continues to spiral,” Parker said, “I would imagine everybody who the government says is associated with it is probably going to be more worried.”

Tamika M. Murray


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