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Ex-madam, candidate pleads guilty to selling pills

NEW YORK (AP) - A madam-turned-candidate who faced off against former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the city comptroller's race last year pleaded guilty Friday in a prescription drug-dealing case unveiled in the middle of the campaign.

Kristin Davis admitted to selling sleeping pills, muscle relaxants and anti-anxiety drugs illegally to an FBI informant between January and April 2013. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Davis peddled "hundreds of highly addictive and dangerous prescription pills."

Davis, 38, could face up to five years in prison at a July 25 sentencing, though her lawyer said he'd argue for no prison time for her.

"Today, Ms. Davis took responsibility" for the sales, attorney Daniel Hochheiser said, adding that she was glad to remain free, at least for now, to pursue education and "moving on with her life."

Davis was arrested in August, when she was a third-party candidate in a decidedly unconventional comptroller's race.

Davis, who openly describes herself as an "ex-Manhattan madam," pleaded guilty in 2008 to promoting prostitution and spent about four months in jail. She was arrested weeks after Spitzer was identified as a client of another escort service and resigned as governor. Davis has long said she also provided call girls to Spitzer; her claim hasn't been proven.

Davis then turned her attention from prostitution to politics. Her platform has included decriminalizing prostitution and legalizing and taxing marijuana, and her campaigns have capitalized on her notoriety, her allegations about Spitzer and her made-for-reality-TV persona.

She ran for governor in 2010 as a candidate of her Anti-Prohibition Party, drawing more than 20,000 votes.

Then she launched her comptroller bid last year, three months before Spitzer jumped into the Democratic primary just days before the deadline to file. Davis, who has lambasted Spitzer for years, greeted his candidacy with glee.

"This is our next city comptroller?" she said at the time. She noted that she went to jail for promoting prostitution; Spitzer was never charged with any crime, although he acknowledged patronizing call girls.

Davis' candidacy stalled after her arrest. She ultimately didn't file petitions to get on the ballot, according to the city Board of Elections.

Spitzer lost in the primary to then-Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who went on to win the comptroller's seat.

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tippy301 March 07 2014 at 10:18 PM

Looks like East German post-op tranny weight lifter.

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BLIZZARD-OF-AHHS March 09 2014 at 6:36 AM

i would do that for fifty bucks, and i would'nt care if she paid me or not

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gudtip March 07 2014 at 11:18 PM

that is just what New York needs, NOT

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criterion29 March 07 2014 at 9:21 PM

Madam , pill pusher ,,,,,, whats the problem she fits right in .

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sopranosly March 07 2014 at 8:34 PM

My tax dollar at work. The FBI is wasting there time and my money setting her up for a sting. Go to Washington thats where all the con men are. With the way they spend money it won't be hard a crook.

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Jon Biddle March 07 2014 at 7:36 PM

Sounds very qualified to me.

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MILLIONAIRE LADY March 07 2014 at 5:49 PM

Our system seems to be so hypocritical, legalizing drugs on one hand and putting people in jail for using or selling them on the other hand. Well, I guess it's not what you do, it seems to be who you know. Just my opinion. Why don't they go after the real criminals that's bringing loads of drugs into our country? By the way, who is growing all the legal drugs or where do they get the legal drugs from? Make you kinda wonder if our government has a double standard.

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pinokeeo62 March 07 2014 at 5:40 PM

If gays can get married why can't the madam do her thing.With our decline in morals and normal activity why not set up some houses and let them go to work.OH,I forgot how do you tax sex?

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mvnup March 07 2014 at 5:05 PM

How is Spitzer eligible to run for any public office after he broke the law by soliciting prostitutes?

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# 1 DAD mvnup March 07 2014 at 5:15 PM

He's a Democrat, that's how.

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luialva # 1 DAD March 07 2014 at 6:09 PM

Please cut the hypocrisy .

The Florida Tea party republican Governor , paid the highest medicare fraud fine in USA history and you conservatives still elected him.

You people are hypocrites and the Florida Republican congressman who wanted to test welfare recipients for pot (I thought great idea) was caught with cocaine and still in office .

I could go on forever about you hypocrites .

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RICHARD mvnup March 07 2014 at 5:54 PM

The only law he broke was his marriage vows to his wife. Plenty of men and women alike solicit people both male and females for various forms of sex.

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rb RICHARD March 07 2014 at 5:57 PM

I believe when the soliciation involves an exchange of money, that's where the legal problems come in.

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DARRELL SR March 07 2014 at 5:14 PM


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