Senate ethics panel dismisses Vitter's complaints against Reid, Boxer

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Senate ethics panel dismissed a case alleging improper conduct by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Ethics Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

Mother of 'D.C. Madam' opposing photos

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The mother of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called "D.C. Madam," says photographs of her daughter's suicide in Tarpon Springs, Fla., should not be released.

Body found in Florida that of D.C. Madam

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., May 1 (UPI) -- The body found in a shed in Florida was identified as the D.C. Madam, convicted of running a high-priced prostitution ring, police said Thursday.

D.C. Madam guilty, jury finds

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Washington deliberated for less than a day before returning a guilty verdict Tuesday against the so-called D.C. Madam.

Jury receives D.C. Madam prostitution case

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Jurors in a federal courtroom in Washington began deliberating Monday in the so-called D.C. Madam case in which an escort service was accused of prostitution.

'D.C Madam' jury selection starts

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Jury selection began Monday in Washington in the trial of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, better known as the "D.C. Madam," accused of running a prostitution ring.

D.C. Madam: Navy officer was an escort

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- The woman who has become notorious as the "D.C. Madam" says a female Navy officer stationed in Annapolis worked for her escort service.

Hustler says it leaked senate sex scandal

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Hustler magazine is taking credit for leaking the news that U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., was a client of "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey.

D.C. Madam releases phone records

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- The public release of phone records belonging to alleged Washington D.C. Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey has some working overtime in the dig for dirt.

La. senator on D.C. Madam's list

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., offered up an apology Monday for his phone number turning up in the records of the so-called D.C. Madam.

D.C. madam's phone records still sealed

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The lawyer for the accused "D.C. madam" said a ban on making her phone records public is unfair.

Former secretary speaks about D.C. Madam

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- A legal secretary said she was fired from a Washington law firm after it was revealed she worked for the so-called D.C. Madam.

'D.C. Madam' gets new lawyer

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.

D.C. Madam turns to eBay

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The latest marketing scheme of Washington, D.C., madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey involves the auction of exclusive interviews on eBay.

D.C. madam calls case 'rotten'

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the alleged "D.C. Madam," said Monday that her clients should be charged along with her for federal racketeering.
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Deborah Jeane Palfrey (March 18, 1956 – May 1, 2008) (dubbed the D.C. Madam by the news media) operated Pamela Martin and Associates, an escort agency in Washington, D.C. Although she argued that the company's services were legal, she was convicted on April 15, 2008 of racketeering, using the mail for illegal purposes, and money laundering. Slightly over two weeks later, facing a prison sentence of five or six years, she was found hanged. Autopsy results and the final police investigative report concluded that her death was a suicide.

Palfrey was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, but grew up partially in Orlando, Florida. Her father was a grocer. She graduated from Rollins College with a degree in criminal justice, and attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, but did not graduate. Working as a paralegal in San Diego, California, and later as a cocktail waitress, she became involved in the escort business. Dismayed at how most services were run, including widespread drug abuse, she started her own company recruiting mostly women over 25. In 1990 she was arrested on charges of pimping, pandering and extortion; after fleeing to Montana she was captured while trying to cross the Canadian border and brought back for trial. Following her conviction in 1992 she spent 18 months in jail. After her release, she founded Pamela Martin and Associates.

In October 2006, United States Postal Inspection Service agents posed as a couple who were interested in buying Palfrey's home as a means of accessing her property without a warrant. Agents froze bank accounts worth over US$500,000, seizing papers relating to money laundering and prostitution charges.

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