Accused East Side Madam Sent Back To Rikers; Attorney: Plea Deal Possible

Judge Still Considering Ex-Lawyer Gleason's Very Unusual Bail Request

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The accused multimillion dollar madam was back in her isolation cell at Rikers Island on Thursday night following a setback in court earlier in the day.

Anna Gristina was denied bail or a bail reduction for a third time, reports CBS 2’s Dave Carlin.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports

In court she was without her usual jacket; instead, in black and white dress brought by husband Kelvin Gorr, who was seen leaving the courthouse. After State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan refused to lower the $2 million bond, her new attorney, Gary Greenwald, called the amount ridiculously high, and he did not rule out a plea deal.

“In every criminal case you ever have, from murder to spitting on the sidewalk, you always ask, ‘What’s the possibility of a plea?’ Greenwald said. “It doesn’t mean you’re going to accept.”

Prosecutors argued there should be plenty of well-placed and well-heeled supporters with money to get her out of jail.

On top of that, the unusual offer from attorney Peter Gleason still stands. He is no longer representing Gristina, but plans to put up his $2.5 million loft to raise the money.

“We are now going to seek to bail her out by use of a property bond, and we’re going to try to do it by next week,” Greenwald said.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Case

Neighbors said that on the day of Gristina’s arrest investigators were in the East 78th Street apartment gathering evidence.

“They weren’t regular police officers. They were like feds,” Upper East Side resident Philip Kohl said.

Reportedly among the confiscated items were toothbrushes and hairbrushes with DNA to identify potential clients.

“Why do you need DNA? Is it that much of a witch hunt?” Kohl said.

So far Gristina has refused to give investigators any information about potential clients.

She is due back in court April 26.

What do you make of what Gleason is attempting to do for his client? Let us know in the comments section below…

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  1. Dumb Blondes Anchors Are Sexist Stereotypes says:

    WHY ARE THERE SO MANY SMART WOMEN WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED WHEN BIMBO ANCHORS LIKE ERICA ZAKY HAS A JOB? SEXISM AND SEXIST NEWS DIRECTORS IS THE REASON. HOW CAN ANY WOMAN EXPECT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY WHEN SHE’S PUTTING ON THE CUTE FACE AND PLAYING THE DUMB BLONDE ROLE?

  2. Dumb Blonde News Anchors Are Tramps says:

    ERICA ZAKY OF NEWS 12 CT CABLE GREENWICH IS STUPID AND SHOULD BECOME A CALL GIRL. DUMBEST ANCHOR I’VE EVER SEEN. STUPID STUPID STUPID. AND HAS A HORRIBLE LAUGH SOUNDS LIKE SHE’S CHOKING ON HER VOMIT. A DUMB BLONDE HOE.

  3. No Heidi Fleiss Here says:

    This case will go down costing NYC taxpayers millions.5 years they claim to watch her yet they have no client list.How did they come up with 2 million dollar bail on 1 single charge of prostitution.They are just mad because she shredded all the evidence.And why would her partner get out on 100k bail.Someone on the up did not get the service they paid for.A male pimp would of been released already.

  4. Liberals Are Evil says:

    Peter Gleason was one Gristina’s clients.

  5. PETE says:

    The Comedy and the Cover-Up in this case have already started with the Censorship of the Comments!!

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