Alleged Madam’s Attorney: If You Let Her Free, She And Her Family Can Live With Me

Peter Gleason Stuns Judge And Prosecution With Request In Exchange For Bail

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A desperate move was attempted Monday to get the accused Upper East Side madam out of jail.

The so-called “millionaire madam” may be moneyless, CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reports.

Anna Gristina is facing just a single charge of promoting prostitution, but she’s being held on $2 million bail because she allegedly has rich, powerful friends who might help her flee.

On Monday, her lawyer offered more than legal advice. He offered to have Gristina and her family live with him at his $2 million loft on North Moore Street in Tribeca to secure her release.

“I feel so comfortable giving them access to my place. I want them to move in with me,” Atty. Peter Gleason said.

The alleged madam’s husband, Kelvin Gorr, left court with “no comment” on the unusual offer.

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It was just one of several unusual requests from Gleason. He asked the judge to fire his court-appointed co-counsel Robert Siracusa, whose low-key approach isn’t satisfying Gristina, according to a private eye working on her defense.

“He’s a good lawyer. He’s not as vivacious as Mr. Gleason, but he’s a good lawyer. He knows his job. If he works together with us we can get past this,” P.I. Vincent Parco said.

Gleason said his client is not the mastermind madam the Manhattan district attorney has alleged.

“I really honestly, truly in my heart feel that she is being railroaded by the system,” Gleason said.

The defense said her alleged brothel on East 78th Street was just a crash pad she lent to friends. And as for making millions, Gleason said “she doesn’t have two nickels to rub together.”

The prosecution said Gleason’s offer to use his home to secure her bond is “unethical.”

Civil rights attorney Ron Kuby disagreed, saying Gleason has a passion for justice and a hatred for bullies when he sees somebody being pushed around.

“He is literally risking everything he has on this case. That’s in the highest tradition of zealous advocacy for a client,” Kuby said.

Monday marked Gristina’s second court appearance since being arrested and charged with running the high-priced prostitution ring. Gristina, a mother of four, has pleaded not guilty. The judge hearing the matter is disturbed that Gleason spoke to the media about the case.

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Gristina has been in a cell at Rikers Island since her arrest. Prosecutors said she is a flight risk, and point to recordings where she was overheard several years ago threatening to leave the country if investigators got too close.

Prosecutors are waiting for her alleged business partner, Jaynie Mae Baker, to turn herself in. Baker is accused of promoting prostitution and could face up to seven years in prison if convicted.

On Sunday, Baker’s attorney told CBS 2 he’s been in contact with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Baker is suspected of helping run the alleged multi-million dollar prostitution ring.

Baker was said to be on vacation at the time Gristina was arrested and charged.

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  1. Dumb Blonde Anchors Are Sexist Stereotypes says:

    DUMB BLONDE NEWS ANCHORS LIKE ERICA ZAKY NEWS I2 CT CABLE ARE BARBIE DOLLS, BRAIN DEAD, WEAR LOW CUT TOPS AND ARE PAID TO LOOK CUTE AND ACT (ARE) STUPID. AND PEOPLE CRITICIZE PROSTITUTES? TOO MUCH SEXISM ON TV AND WAY TOO ACCEPTABLE.

  2. Bullett says:

    I would like to know how Anna Gristina claims to be broke, but was able to afford a bodyguard, and for what reason? Read his view points @ http://www.dailynews.com

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  4. Mr B says:

    Prosecutors said she is a flight risk, and point to recordings where she was overheard several years ago threatening to leave the country if investigators got too close. You have to be kidding me !!, How much money did they spend on this ” Upper East Side Madam ” listening and doing all the work involved in building up a case ?……Against a prostitution brothel ?, Several Years Ago ? ……..That amount of money could have been well spent on something else , Like real crime.

  5. Voice of Reason says:

    Ask yourselves – Why was she only charged with ONE charge of Prostitution after a 5 year investigation?

    They have nothing but the names and NOTHING to connect them.
    One co-operating hooker does not a case make.
    if they have nothing else, only the hooker witness will go down, not the Madam.

  6. Jimmy says:

    Here’s the deal : she doesn’t spill the beans for a light sentence.

  7. steve says:

    They need to bust this so-called lawyer who’s giving her the apartment. He’s no doubt a John.

  8. DIANN says:

    NOW I WONDER, HOW MANY POLICE & ELECTED OFFICIALS WERE VERY GOOD CUSTOMERS OF HERS ? WE WILL NEVER KNOW. I HOPE SHE WALKS BECAUSE SHE DID NOTHING WRONG. EVERY TIME A MAN PAYS RENT FOR HIS FAMILY HE IS ACTUALLY BUYING SEX FROM HIS PARTNER ! IF SHE IS A MADAME, SHE IS ONLY SELLING TO “ALL” THE MEN IN LIFE HAVE A GREED FOR THE SERVICE ! !

  9. Peep says:

    She is cute and got a nice rack. I will defend her pro bono.

    1. Jenny says:

      Cute? She looks like a battered crack ho!!!

      Desperate for some, huh!?!?

    2. Boomer says:

      I think so too, that tight- fitting business suit in this pix shows her bombs nicely.
      The pix I have seen online of her wedding day, she is very hot

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