March 01, 2007
D.C. Madame to Sell 10,000 Phone Records of High-End
Deborah J. Palfrey is unhappy. And, if you know who
Deborah J. Palfrey isand especially if you know her
by Jeaneyou probably dont want her unhappy. From
1993 until this past summer, Palfrey ran Pamela Martin
and Associates, a high-end adult fantasy firm which
offered legal sexual and erotic services across the
spectrum of adult sexual behavior, according to a
statement she put out today hoping to raise funds for
her legal defense.
The way she plans to raise those funds could
reverberate through Washingtons power corridors. She
is considering selling the entire 46 pounds of
detailed and itemized phone records for the 13 year
period, reports The Politico's Ryan Grim. In
October, the Internal Revenue Service seized her
assets; the sale of the records would fund her fight
against the seizure.
Palfrey released what she said were a sample of the
records, which dont include names, but do feature a
number of Washington area exchanges.
Her attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, said that
prices have yet to be set for the data. We dont
actually know that yet, he said, because we havent
finished mining the data to identify the individuals.
Obviously if Bill Clintons on the list thats a
different matter than you know, somebody nobodys ever
heard of before.
But, he said, chances are good that some interesting
names will pop up. Statistically, if you have 10,000
people, and given the structure of this particular
service, these werent people beckoning from car
windows, he said. The escorts only responded to four
and five star hotels or private residences. And so the
landlines will show up on the private residences real quickly.