Deborah Jeane Palfrey Convicted

April 15, 2008

Popularly known as ‘D.C. Madam’, Deborah Jeane Palfrey has been found guilty on charges of running a high-end prostitution ring and money laundering. See photos of the lady who controlled the prostitution business in the powerful corridors of Washington and her biography here.

The weeklong trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia included the testimony of 13 former escorts, most of whom said that Palfrey was careful not to talk about prostitution explicitly. But the women said they often discussed the subject with Palfrey in veiled terms.

The interesting fact is that Deborah was once considered a viable running mate for Republican Presidential hopeful, Senator John McCain!

Deborah Jeane Palfrey Biography

Deborah is the former owner of Pamela Martin and Associates which, she still maintains, provided legal escort services that catered to adult fantasies from 1993-2006. She has been nicknamed the D.C. Madam by the news media.

Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Palfrey became involved in the escort business working as a paralegal in San Diego and later as a cocktail waitress.

Palfrey appeared on ABC’s 20/20 as part of an investigative report on 4 May 2007. The scandal has led to the resignation of Ambassador Randall L. Tobias from his State Department position. Also named was Washington Times columnist Harlan Ullman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

She is said to possess some 10,000 to 15,000 phone numbers of very high-profile clients.

You might also remember her in the case of former Senator David Vitter who had acknowledged in September last year that he used the services of a Washington escort service owned by Deborah.

Palfrey, wearing a gray suit, appeared calm when the jury handed down the verdict which carries a maximum of 55-years prison sentence.

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One Response to “Deborah Jeane Palfrey Convicted”

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    Brenda from England Says:

    The US Government psychologically tortured Deborah Jeane Palfrey to the point of suicide, (in other words to the point of murder).
    From an international human rights point of view she was totally innocent.
    Why did the US Government do such a thing to her? So they could steal her assets and life savings and claim everything was done legally.
    Deborah worked hard for her money, she was an intelligent, successful and hard working business woman.
    In her 52 years of existence she never hurt one soul, she was a sweet and beautiful person.
    Every single government official involved with her case (or torture) have her blood on their hands. The US government basically murdered her just so they could steal her money.
    Only a very cruel government could do such a thing.
    (Deborah – I as a fellow human being love and respect you with all my heart, I know you were innocent just like Jesus was innocent of all charges brought upon him before he was crucified – God bless your soul).