Skip to comments.'Beltway Madam' Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Racketeering, Money Laundering Charges
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.
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."
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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If that black book gets released things could get mighty interesting. You can bet a lot of politicians will be on it.
You can bet a lot of them are contributing to her defense fund through proxies.
They're probably furiously looking for a reason to drop the charges as we speak.
"I bess not catch ma man messin with no ho-wore. "
Some headlines just write themselves.
this could become the most entertaining news in a long time....
Who does she think she is.....Wilt Chamberlin..
Let's see those names, baby! I'll bet they get covered up.
I wonder if Old Crusty is listed in the little black book.
I'll bet she'll release only a few names, and whatdoyouknow...they'll be Pubs.....
Old Crusty aka Hitlery has her own establishment.
I heard on the news this AM that she said if she goes down everyone goes down. She really means business!
Can we just shut Washington D.C. down? It is without a doubt the biggest cesspool going.
She doesn't ask her employees to do anything she wouldn't do.
No THAT'S funny!
Every politician with guns for hire is going to be trying to have this woman killed. Hope she is extremely well protected.
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.
Why did she weigh it?
I'd bet that she sells many of them one at a time.
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.
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