A petite, green-eyed madam who bragged she made millions running a brothel in New York City has been charged following a five-year investigation into her business.
Anna Gristina, 44, a mother of four, was indicted on Feb. 22 by a Manhattan grand jury for promoting prostitution, DNAinfo.com,a local Manhattan blog, reported. Prosecutors say they have nearly a hundred hours of audio and visual surveillance that demonstrate Gristina paired prostitutes – some underage – with influential men out of a brothel based in a building on East 78th Street.
In the tapes, court records say, she admits to making millions during her 15 years as a madam.
Gristina was arrested while working with a Morgan Stanley banker who was helping her, court documents say.
A judge levied a $2 million bail because prosecutors worried that she was a flight risk given her British passport and network of wealthy clients.
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