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Lawyer: News Outlet Has Escort List(Palfrey's List)
AP ^ | Mar 16 | AP Writer

Posted on 03/19/2007 9:32:20 AM PDT by tcrlaf

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge ruled Friday that a former escort service owner cannot sell phone records and other documents that could be used to publicly identify thousands of her clients.

Deborah Jeane Palfrey, 50, has said she planned to sell the list of up to 15,000 client phone numbers and other records to a news organization to help raise money for her defense. The alleged "D.C. Madam" ran Pamela Martin and Associates, an upscale escort service in the Washington area, for 13 years before it closed in August.

Palfrey's civil attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, said Friday he does not believe the judge's order bars him from distributing copies of the phone records for free.

In any event, Sibley said it's a moot point because he has already given copies of the records to an undisclosed news organization. Sibley said the original records are preserved and nothing he has done will prevent prosecutors from inspecting all the materials

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; dcmadam; hookers; palfrey; pamelamartin; vitter
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"Let the bodies hit the floor! Let the bodies hit the floor!"

Didn't see this posted anywhere.

1 posted on 03/19/2007 9:32:22 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

bttt wonder how soon we'll see the names


2 posted on 03/19/2007 9:34:33 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: tcrlaf
As meek as Bush and Gonzales are now, I'm wondering if they are on the list.
3 posted on 03/19/2007 9:34:43 AM PDT by Vision ("Be delighted with the Lord. Then he will give you all your heart's desires." Psalm37:4)
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To: tcrlaf
In any event, Sibley said it's a moot point because he has already given copies of the records to an undisclosed news organization.

It's one way of keeping his client alive.

4 posted on 03/19/2007 9:35:11 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (Global Warming: A New Kind Of Scientology for the Rest Of Us.)
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To: tcrlaf

Bet there are some judges, prosecutors and politicians on that list that would like to see this whole thing just go away. Look for her to be offered a fine and a plea down to a misdemeanor.


5 posted on 03/19/2007 9:35:28 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: tcrlaf
Palfrey hearing set for early afternoon

Kinda late to try to close the barn door, aint it?

6 posted on 03/19/2007 9:35:36 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Larry Lucido

I'm thinking that BUNCHES of people want this to go away...

She operated 13 years, and from what I've read elsewhere, specialized in LESBIANS?

The "Lack of Media Interest" itself tells me that there are lots of DEMOCRATS scared to death right now...


7 posted on 03/19/2007 9:38:28 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: tcrlaf
Didn't see this posted anywhere.

Nope. But this Paul Duggan/WaPo piece is related, [Palfrey's list] and comes pretty close.

8 posted on 03/19/2007 9:38:35 AM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: tcrlaf

"owner cannot sell phone records and other documents"

Can one of our armchair lawyers note the law the prevents owners from selling private property?


9 posted on 03/19/2007 9:39:04 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Vision

For Pete's sake, Bush is NOT on the list!


10 posted on 03/19/2007 9:39:59 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: tcrlaf

Specializes in lesbians...... not that Oprah couldn't turn it around to be a *good* thing for Shrillary.


11 posted on 03/19/2007 9:41:04 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Suzy Quzy
I thought the joke was obvious.
12 posted on 03/19/2007 9:41:55 AM PDT by Vision ("Be delighted with the Lord. Then he will give you all your heart's desires." Psalm37:4)
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To: tcrlaf

50 bucks says Cold Cash Jefferson is on that list.


13 posted on 03/19/2007 9:42:15 AM PDT by navyguy (We don't need more youth. What we need is a fountain of SMART.)
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To: Suzy Quzy
Bush is NOT on the list!

But apparently it was on the menu.

14 posted on 03/19/2007 9:42:29 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: archy

The media would be "leaking" prominent Republican names, even if none existed, if this was a wholly Repub thing...

Me thinks she did it to STAY ALIVE.
You never know what a Clinton might do when pushed into a corner. Just ask Ron Brown....

OOPS, you can't....


15 posted on 03/19/2007 9:42:42 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: navyguy

My money is on Fathead Kennedy.


16 posted on 03/19/2007 9:43:48 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Freep Fox they drop the ball on GOE)
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To: tcrlaf
MSM sure has acted timid regarding this list. Since at least one news outlet has the names, how come nothing has been reported?
17 posted on 03/19/2007 9:45:14 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: edcoil
Let me know if you get an answer to your question - I'm interested in that, too.

Carolyn

18 posted on 03/19/2007 9:46:37 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: bmwcyle

I can not WAIT to see that list. I bet it has a serious effect on the 08 elections.

If there are Repubs on the list, so be it. Out them. I don't want men like that running my country.


19 posted on 03/19/2007 9:47:25 AM PDT by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. . .now I try to be amused.)
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To: Dante3

If it was bought by The New York Times, you can be sure it will disappear down Orwell's "Memory Hole", lost forever...


20 posted on 03/19/2007 9:47:25 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: tcrlaf; Alamo-Girl
She operated 13 years, and from what I've read elsewhere, specialized in LESBIANS?

Hmmm. Just about the time Mary Caitrin Mahoney took her place as one of Bill Clinton's first crop of White House interns.

21 posted on 03/19/2007 9:48:20 AM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Dante3
MSM sure has acted timid regarding this list. Since at least one news outlet has the names, how come nothing has been reported?

My guess: Because both Pubbies and 'Rats are on the list and there's a MAD strategy underway, in other words if the Pubbies fink on the 'Rats, the 'Rats will fink on the Pubbies. Betcha there are some journos on the list as well.

Somebody's got to get their mitts on that list and let it ALL hang out.

22 posted on 03/19/2007 9:48:22 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
And since there's probably a lot of fodder for blackmail in that list, it's a national security concern as well.

And another reason why character counts.

23 posted on 03/19/2007 9:49:26 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: navyguy
50 bucks says Cold Cash Jefferson is on that list.

100 says Joe Scarborough would give away his banjo to get off that list.

24 posted on 03/19/2007 9:49:59 AM PDT by fruitintheroom
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To: Dante3

" MSM sure has acted timid regarding this list '

Perhaps some of the MSM are on the list.


25 posted on 03/19/2007 9:50:33 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: tcrlaf

Rather than "who is on the list?", a bigger question to me is what did she do after 13 years to get shut down? Her business was certaily known to many of the DC elite and she was most likely "allowed" to operate.


26 posted on 03/19/2007 9:51:52 AM PDT by NorthFlaRebel
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To: Dante3
MSM sure has acted timid regarding this list. Since at least one news outlet has the names, how come nothing has been reported?

For good reason probably 95% of the names (with telephone numbers) belong to democ'Rats and their enablers in the liberal MSM.

27 posted on 03/19/2007 9:52:57 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: tcrlaf
If it was bought by The New York Times, you can be sure it will disappear down Orwell's "Memory Hole", lost forever...

Not necessarily. Though expect the names of some NYT staffers and managers to disappear from it.


28 posted on 03/19/2007 9:53:28 AM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Larry Lucido

LOL!....ewwwwww.


29 posted on 03/19/2007 9:56:09 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: tcrlaf

Let the extortion continue.


30 posted on 03/19/2007 9:56:41 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
"Perhaps some of the MSM are on the list."

Time to start a speculation poll. Brokaw? Rather? We can build a list and develop a "mostly likely top candidate".

31 posted on 03/19/2007 9:56:54 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras

Well, it won't be Barney Frank -- he uses the personal columns.


32 posted on 03/19/2007 9:59:45 AM PDT by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: BluH2o; Wild Irish Rogue
No doubt.

Even at minor comments by Republicans the media has gone into hysterical rants - such as Quayle's spelling of potato which was a total nonissue, nothing compared to some of the things the Clintons have uttered.

33 posted on 03/19/2007 10:01:31 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Hatteras

"Time to start a speculation poll."

We ALREADY KNOW that Clinton Operatives are on the list, and rumor is that she specialized in Lesbians...

Remember, you can go back as far as 1993!


34 posted on 03/19/2007 10:03:00 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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**The "Lack of Media Interest" itself tells me that there are lots of DEMOCRATS scared to death right now...**

Yes, my thoughts exactly. But there will be GOP on it too, I'm sure.


35 posted on 03/19/2007 10:04:52 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: archy
"We've had at least a dozen offers for exclusivity to the list," said the lawyer, Montgomery Blair Sibley. Bidders include media outlets that regularly practice "checkbook journalism," he said, and others that are considered "the gold standard" of the profession."

"Cash offers," said Sibley, naming no names or prices.

There's one thing for certain. The MSM already knows who is on that list.

36 posted on 03/19/2007 10:05:24 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: bmwcyle

Probably the whole Kennedy Clan. Oh the deliciousness of it all; especially in this extended electioneering period. I agree with the other poster; “let the chips fall where they may”. Good to get it out now and allow for a thinning of the field and substitute runners join the marathon.


37 posted on 03/19/2007 10:08:43 AM PDT by noname07718
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To: tcrlaf
Just ask Ron Brown

Oh come on now. You know the .45 inch hole in Rons skull, and the metal spray shown on his X-ray, were caused by the crash not a pre-frag round such as a Glaser or MagSafe fired at close range.

38 posted on 03/19/2007 10:09:01 AM PDT by ASA Vet (http://www.rinorepublic.com)
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To: Larry Lucido

All the MSM and Dems have to do is have someone speculate that Pres. Bush may be on that list and within 2 days, it'll be the gospel truth even though it's not.


39 posted on 03/19/2007 10:09:01 AM PDT by KingRonnie9
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To: tcrlaf

She should have the list sent to Drudge. He'd publish it, no matter who was on it.

Before she does, she should let it be known that fingers are on the button somewhere to press the "send" key if she doesn't walk out of that prosecutor's office with a "no prosecution" agreement.

She has the government by the short hairs, and she should publicly blackmail them, just like they blackmail everybody with threats in order to get what they want. And then, when they refuse to play ball, that send key should be hit out there: to Drudge, to Rush, to Rolling Stone, to Taranto at the Wall Street Journal, to the NY Times, to the National Enquirer, to the British tabloids, to the Toronto papers: all around the world.

Let me go, or I will bring the house down on top of you.
You won't let me go?
Fine. Then die, politically, all of you.
She should take them down.


40 posted on 03/19/2007 10:10:17 AM PDT by Vicomte13 (Le chien aboie; la caravane passe.)
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To: CDHart

That's the name of my daughter. Beautifum name.


41 posted on 03/19/2007 10:11:27 AM PDT by noname07718
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To: tcrlaf

I'd presume there are no Republicans on the list or we'd already know about them.


42 posted on 03/19/2007 10:12:50 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (When you extend your hand to a Democrat, the only thing you can expect to get is rabies.)
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To: Vicomte13

"She should take them down."

Better she does it this way. Otherwise, Marcy Park and the corner Starbucks become dangerous places...


43 posted on 03/19/2007 10:13:11 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: mewzilla
My guess: Because both Pubbies and 'Rats are on the list and there's a MAD strategy underway, in other words if the Pubbies fink on the 'Rats, the 'Rats will fink on the Pubbies. Betcha there are some journos on the list as well.

Somebody's got to get their mitts on that list and let it ALL hang out.

Back when the news of the Craig Spence male prostitute ring that reached into the White Whouse broke, so too did a couple of lesser *feeder* operations come to light, one in Nebraska that flew young boytoys from Nebraska locations- including the famed Boy's Town orphanage- and another, titled *Muscles Midwest* that provided young male hustlers to an Indiana-Ohio clientele that included state capital legislators, lobbyists, attorneys and at least one Indiana Supreme Court nominee who wound up stabbed to death by one of the MM boy prostitutes...and whose pimp/operator reportedly committed suicide in Ohio before he could be arrested. Upon recovering the *Muscles Midwest* client/preferences list, and finding the numerous prominent state and local politicians on it, the Ohio investigators were reeled in, and last I'd heard the US Secret Service got custody of the records, on the basis that someone from Indiana under their protective umbrella was on it.

But at least one Indianapolis Star columnist was not only involved with one of the MM male prostitutes, but wrote openly about it. The operator, BTW, is buried in Washington, Indiana, where an arson death and related disappearance of a couple of local youngsters around 1988 remains unsolved.

44 posted on 03/19/2007 10:13:42 AM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: tcrlaf
We ALREADY KNOW that Clinton Operatives are on the list, and rumor is that she specialized in Lesbians... Remember, you can go back as far as 1993!

Oh, you can go clear back to 1988-89, since turn about is fair play.

See # 28, above.

45 posted on 03/19/2007 10:18:57 AM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Hatteras

The Perky one; Katie Coric? But that begs the question; as a client or a sub-contractor?


46 posted on 03/19/2007 10:22:01 AM PDT by noname07718
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To: archy

She was in "Business" for 13 years, and was shut down last year.

So, for this particular pool, let's use 1993 as the start date, which just happens to coincide with the arrival of Clinton's "Beautiful People" in Washington!

And since WE KNOW one high-level Clinton Staffer is on the list, how many others are there?


47 posted on 03/19/2007 10:22:08 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Hatteras
Time to start a speculation poll. Brokaw? Rather? We can build a list and develop a "mostly likely top candidate".

Ted Koppel and, before his 1992 death "of stomach cancer" on July 9, 1992 at age 79, Eric Severeid. To name but two, based not just on speculation, but as named by witnesses.

48 posted on 03/19/2007 10:23:19 AM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: tcrlaf
She was in "Business" for 13 years, and was shut down last year.

She was in "Business" for at least 13 years. And was almost certainly sponsored by a more local figure who foresaw the need for the service/s she coiuld provide, which were ongoing for quite sometime before Clinton's arrival.

See, for example, this Free Republic 1999 post of a 11/'98 WND article posted by Uncle Bill *here*. These affairs and those behind them go WAY back before 1993.

49 posted on 03/19/2007 10:32:07 AM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Tall_Texan
Why the assumption that the news agency that has the list leans one way or the other? Wouldn't you think she calculated on who she would give the list to? Unless she plain "doesn't care", I suspect she released it to whomever she thought would use it to harm who she wanted harmed.

That's why I think its important to know how she operated for 13+ years and who it was that allowed her to do so(and why she is just now being shut down).
50 posted on 03/19/2007 10:34:13 AM PDT by NorthFlaRebel
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