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.
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.
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.
Gristina rejected the offer from her former lawyer to secure her $250,000 bond with the deed for his luxury Tribeca apartment. Instead of walking free from Rikers, she’ll spend at least one more night behind bars.
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.