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'D.C. Madam' gets new lawyer

May 8, 2007 at 7:59 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- A lawyer who represented White House intern Monica Lewinsky has been appointed to represent the woman involved in Washington's latest sex scandal.

A judge named Preston Burton to represent Deborah Jeane Palfrey -- nicknamed the "D.C. Madam" -- after Palfrey said she and her current lawyer, a public defender, disagreed on strategy.

Palfrey says she is indigent because most of her assets had been seized by the government, The Washington Post reported.

Burton's client list has included spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hansen, as well as Lewinsky.

Palfrey's defense strategy has included giving the telephone records of her escort service to ABC News. Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias resigned, admitting he had hired escorts for massages -- although he denied getting sexual services.

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