Anna Gristina

Better known as "the tan mom from New Jersey," Patricia Krentcil has made headlines across the country for her apparent affinity for tanning after she was accused of taking her 6-year-old daughter along for a fake bake. (credit: CBS 2)

The 12 Most Talked About Stories Of 2012

From a faux-glow phenom to the storm that ravaged the area and an incredibly tragic school shooting, 2012 was anything but a quiet year in the Tri-State. As we prepare for 2013, CBSNewYork takes a look back at the most talked about stories of the year.

12/27/2012

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NFL Bombshell? ‘UES Madam’ Anna Gristina To Name Names On ‘Dr. Phil’

“Everyone’s going to have to watch Dr. Phil,” Gristina told the Post. “I will tell you that one of the names is high-level (NFL) management. Then there’s an older player who’s still very well known.”

12/06/2012

Alleged Upper East Side Madam Anna Gristina, in an interview with Dr. Phil (credit: CBS 2)

So-Called ‘UES Madam’ Anna Gristina Sentenced To Time Served In Prostitution Case

Anna Gristina, the so-called “Upper East Side madam,” was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of promoting prostitution, but got credit for time served.

11/20/2012

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Upper East Side ‘Madam’ Anna Gristina Pleads Guilty To Single Count Of Promoting Prostitution

Anna Gristina, the so-called Upper East Side madam, pleaded guilty to a single count of promoting prostitution in the 3rd degree, which is a class D felony.

09/25/2012

Alleged Upper East Side Madam Anna Gristina, in an interview with Dr. Phil (credit: CBS 2)

Alleged Upper East Side Madam Calls Case Against Her A Conspiracy

Anna Gristina told the TV talk show host that she thinks the case against her is just a conspiracy by the prosecutors to get her to divulge information about somebody else.

09/12/2012

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Judge Sets Trial Date For Alleged Upper East Side Madam Anna Gristina

A judge has refused to dismiss the case against Anna Gristina, the suburban mom accused of earning millions of dollars by selling sex to wealthy clients.

08/16/2012

Prosecutors say Jaynie Mae Baker is an accomplice to the alleged Upper East Side madam Anna Gristina. (credit: CBS 2)

Alleged Accomplice Of ‘Millionaire Madam’ Expected To Take Plea Deal

Published reports said she’ll plead guilty to a misdemeanor and avoid a lengthy jail sentence for promoting prostitution. It’s unclear if the deal would mean that Baker will have to testify against Gristina, who has refused to enter into a plea agreement with the District Attorney’s office.

08/14/2012

Prosecutors say Jaynie Mae Baker is an accomplice to the alleged Upper East Side madam Anna Gristina. (credit: CBS 2)

Alleged Accomplice Of ‘Madam’ Wants Prostitution Charges Dropped

Lawyer Robert Gottlieb filed court papers Tuesday in the case against Jaynie Mae Baker, who was charged with promoting prostitution. Prosecutors say she worked with Anna Gristina.

07/24/2012

Anna Gristina walks out of Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Atty On Gristina’s Release: ‘We’re Grateful She’s Home’

Anna Gristina, the so-called “Upper East Side Madam,” looked tired and overwhelmed by cameras as she walked out of Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday with her attorney and family by her side.

06/27/2012

Anna Gristina (credit: CBS 2)

Alleged Upper East Side Madam Anna Gristina Out Of Jail

Anna Gristina, the so-called “soccer mom madam” looked tired and overwhelmed by the cameras as she walked out of Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday night with her attorney and family by her side.

06/26/2012

Anna Gristina and Family (credit: helpanna.org)

So-Called Millionaire Madam Anna Gristina To Get Out Of Jail On Monday

CBS 2 has confirmed that the so-called millionaire madam will get out of jail on Monday. Anna Gristina’s family has come up with $250,000 collateral for her bail.

06/17/2012

Anna Gristina (credit: CBS 2)

Anna Gristina Breaks Her Silence From Behind Bars At Rikers Island

Stuck in Rikers since February, Gristina has finally won a reduction in bail and could walk free in days. The mother of four told “The Today Show” her time behind bars has taken a toll on her family.

06/14/2012

Anna Gristina (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Panel Reduces Alleged UES Madam Anna Gristina’s Bail

“After reviewing the entire record… we find the amount of bail set by the trial court was unreasonable and an abuse of discretion,” the judges wrote. They made note that Gristina has no criminal record.

06/12/2012

Anna Gristina (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Panel Still Mum On Alleged Madam Anna Gristina’s Quest For Bail Reduction

It’s back to Rikers Island for Anna Gristina as members of a panel consider her request. The family says she needs to be home with her son who is having medical issues.

06/07/2012

Alleged 'madam' Anna Gristina is seen in court on March 12, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Alleged Manhattan ‘Madam’ Switches Legal Teams Again; Still Stuck At Rikers

Attorney Norman Pattis is the just latest in what some are calling “lawyerpalooza.” Accused brothel bigwig Anna Gristina has now had nine different lawyers at her side during one proceeding or another.

05/15/2012

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