NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Kristin Davis, the former “Manhattan Madam” who boasted of supplying hookers to ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and then ran against him as a candidate for city comptroller, has pleaded guilty to selling sleeping pills and muscle relaxants illegally.

The 38-year-old former Libertarian candidate was arrested last year on drug distribution charges.

Davis entered the federal plea Friday in Manhattan.

She admitted that she sold the prescription pills to a customer who turned out to be a confidential informant for the government, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

Davis told the judge she takes sleeping pills herself and admitted she took an Ambien Thursday night to help her sleep, but insisted her mind was clear for Friday’s proceeding, Cornell reported.

Davis faces up to five years in prison when she’s sentenced on July 25. Her attorney, Daniel Hochheiser, said he will ask the judge for leniency.

In 2008, Davis spent four months at Rikers Island for promoting prostitution. Davis has said she provided then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer with prostitutes, a claim he denies.

In addition to her run for comptroller last year, Davis also unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2010.

Davis said she entered politics to promote personal freedoms, including legalizing and taxing marijuana and decriminalizing prostitution.

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