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Ex-madam, candidate pleads guilty to selling pills

March 7, 2014
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A former madam who ran against former Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the race for New York City comptroller has pleaded guilty to selling sleeping pills and muscle relaxants illegally.

Kristin Davis entered the federal plea Friday in Manhattan. The 38-year-old former Libertarian candidate was arrested last year on drug distribution charges.

Her attorney, Daniel Hochheiser (HAHK'-hy-zur), said he'll seek no prison time when she's sentenced on July 25.

When she learned that Spitzer was running for comptroller last year, Davis noted that she had gone to jail in the past for promoting prostitution. Spitzer was never charged, though he has acknowledged patronizing call girls.

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



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