The one-two punch on behalf of accused madam Anna Gristina includes an Internet appeal for sympathy and cash coupled with an exclusive television sitdown with “The Insider” by Gristina’s husband.
The website helpanna.org is asking for donations to raise enough money to bail Anna Gristina, accused of running an Upper East Side brothel, out of jail in Rikers Island.
Gristina’s lawyers argued that her bond was unjust and too high, adding that her family was unable to afford it. Prosecutors, however, believe that Gristina has the money and the means to flee.
Prosecutors handed over details in their case on Tuesday, as the woman accused of helping run a high-end prostitution ring appeared in court.
Vinnie Parco, private eye to accused madam Anna Gristina, spent about ten minutes in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on Friday.
Prosecutors now have three people cooperating in the case against accused Upper East Side madam Anna Gristina.
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.
The attorney for 30-year-old Jaynie Mae Baker said she is not what she’s been portrayed as. Robert Gottlieb said she’s more interested in the penniless and the powerless.
Anna Gristina is facing just a single charge of promoting prostitution, but she’s being held on $2 million bail. On Monday, her lawyer offered more than legal advice. He offered his own ritzy home to secure her release.
A newspaper photo features accused Upper East Side madam Anna Gristina perched on the lap of a smiling bodyguard. Her arm is draped over his broad shoulders. It’s a photo that is now sending shock waves through law enforcement.
More is being learned about the accused East Side madam, and how she ran her alleged brothel. A former madam says accused Anna Gristina had a reputation for offering a rotating cast of beautiful young women — from the UK and Europe.
Prosecutors say 44-year-old Anna Gristina has been working as a high-class madam for more than 15 years, amassing millions of dollars and dozens of high-profile contacts around in the world in the process.
“It’s just bizarre. You just never know what’s going on around here,” said neighbor Abbie Gonzalez.