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'Beltway Madam' Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Racketeering, Money Laundering Charges
Fox News ^ | March 9, 2007

Posted on 03/09/2007 10:52:03 AM PST by Zakeet

The so-called "Beltway Madam" pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and money laundering charges in federal court Friday.

Prosecutors say Deborah Jean Palfrey, 50, ran a call-girl service in the Washington, D.C. area for 13 years, taking appointments from her California home and dispatching women to luxury hotels in Washington and Baltimore. They say the service promoted prostitution.

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Palfrey, who was indicted last week, is threatening to release her little black book of 10,000 clients on the Internet to pay for her defense.

She writes on her Web site that "consideration is being given to selling the entire 46 pounds of detailed and itemized phone records for the 13-year period, to raise the requisite defense funds."

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Not only is Palfrey threatening to expose, embarrass and possibly subpoena clients, but she's taking a combative tone with prosecutors. On her Web site, she admits e-mailing them and promising to make the legal situation "long and unpleasant."

Palfrey claims her business, which she calls an adult fantasy firm, is completely legitimate and provided services that are legal — like erotic dancing — across the spectrum of adult sexual behavior.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beltaway; beltway; blackmail; politics; prostitution

You can read more about the nice lady by clicking the following double entendre headlines:

Feds Seek to Gag DC Madam

Professional tips -- Alleged DC madam sent newsletter to her stable of whores

New DC Sex Scandal Looming

1 posted on 03/09/2007 10:52:06 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

If that black book gets released things could get mighty interesting. You can bet a lot of politicians will be on it.


2 posted on 03/09/2007 10:53:39 AM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: SmoothTalker

You can bet a lot of them are contributing to her defense fund through proxies.


3 posted on 03/09/2007 10:54:46 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: SmoothTalker

They're probably furiously looking for a reason to drop the charges as we speak.


4 posted on 03/09/2007 10:55:23 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

"I bess not catch ma man messin with no ho-wore. "

5 posted on 03/09/2007 10:58:06 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Zakeet
Feds Seek to Gag DC Madam

Some headlines just write themselves.

6 posted on 03/09/2007 10:58:53 AM PST by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: Zakeet

this could become the most entertaining news in a long time....


7 posted on 03/09/2007 10:59:47 AM PST by 1234 (HELP Chrissie Matthews get the "O-Bomb" the Democratic nomination)
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To: Zakeet

Who does she think she is.....Wilt Chamberlin..


8 posted on 03/09/2007 11:02:57 AM PST by OldFriend (KNOWLEDGE FOREVER GOVERNS IGNORANCE)
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To: Zakeet

Let's see those names, baby! I'll bet they get covered up.


9 posted on 03/09/2007 11:04:03 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: AppyPappy

I wonder if Old Crusty is listed in the little black book.


10 posted on 03/09/2007 11:06:29 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SmoothTalker

I'll bet she'll release only a few names, and whatdoyouknow...they'll be Pubs.....


11 posted on 03/09/2007 11:09:31 AM PST by cherry
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To: ArrogantBustard

Old Crusty aka Hitlery has her own establishment.


12 posted on 03/09/2007 11:43:33 AM PST by unkus
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To: Wolfie

I heard on the news this AM that she said if she goes down everyone goes down. She really means business!


13 posted on 03/09/2007 11:47:08 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Zakeet

Can we just shut Washington D.C. down? It is without a doubt the biggest cesspool going.


14 posted on 03/09/2007 11:51:53 AM PST by Post5203 (Waiting for the American Revolution Part II)
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To: Bitsy
I heard on the news this AM that she said if she goes down everyone goes down.

She doesn't ask her employees to do anything she wouldn't do.

15 posted on 03/09/2007 11:54:17 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

No THAT'S funny!


16 posted on 03/09/2007 11:55:47 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Zakeet
Congress doesn't want any competing whorehouses in Washington.
17 posted on 03/09/2007 11:57:25 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Parker v. DC: the best court decision of the year.)
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To: Zakeet
Palfrey, who was indicted last week, is threatening to release her little black book of 10,000 clients on the Internet to pay for her defense.

Every politician with guns for hire is going to be trying to have this woman killed. Hope she is extremely well protected.

18 posted on 03/09/2007 12:00:46 PM PST by Centurion2000 (If you're not being shot at, it's not a high stress job.)
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To: cherry
I'll bet she'll release only a few names, and whatdoyouknow...they'll be Pubs.....

She's released one name...Dick Morris, Democrat.
You want her Republican customers protected?
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19 posted on 03/09/2007 12:02:45 PM PST by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: Centurion2000

She's no dim-bulb. I'm sure she's let it be known that the list is auto-released in the event of her untimely demise.


20 posted on 03/09/2007 12:15:57 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: Post5203
"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
--Ronald Reagan, 1977
21 posted on 03/09/2007 1:16:45 PM PST by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: Zakeet
...the entire 46 pounds of detailed and itemized phone records...

Why did she weigh it?

22 posted on 03/09/2007 2:03:33 PM PST by Ramius ([sip])
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To: Zakeet

I'd bet that she sells many of them one at a time.


23 posted on 03/09/2007 2:05:01 PM PST by Ramius ([sip])
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To: Ramius

Probably because measuring phone records by poundage gives guilty imaginations more fodder. Saying "I'll release the last 10 years of phone records" is just a number. Saying "I have 50 pounds of paper with details" makes people "see" that pile of paper in their mind, and start imagining what's on those pages.


24 posted on 03/09/2007 2:11:00 PM PST by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Muslims" yet?)
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