NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A madam-turned-candidate who ran against former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the city comptroller’s race last year has been sentenced to two years in prison for selling prescription drugs illegally.

Federal Judge Edgardo Ramos sentenced a tearful Kristin Davis after she apologized to the court Wednesday.

The newly licensed cosmetologist asked for leniency. She said a prison sentence would cause her to lose her apartment and threaten her license.

The judge noted that she committed a second crime almost as soon as she was off probation from her first offense.

Davis pleaded guilty in 2008 to promoting prostitution and spent four months in jail. The same year, Spitzer resigned as governor in an escort-service controversy.

She was arrested for selling prescription drugs to an FBI informant last year.

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