• 26 Apr 2012 at 6:11 PM

Accused Manhattan Madam Now Accepting Donations

Unable to post her $2 million bail and desperate to get her out of jail and home for Mother’s Day, the husband and kids of accused Upper East Side madam Anna Gristina have gone public to raise money. The family yesterday launched a Web site asking for donations toward her whopping bail, which they blast as “cruel and unusual.” The site, www.helpanna.org, features photos of Gristina with her kids and information about her pig-rescue farm. Gristina was arrested on Feb. 22 on a single count of promoting prostitution. Since then, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan has refused to budge on Gristina’s sky-high bail of $2 million bond — or $1 million cash — siding with prosecutors who claim the Scottish-born mom of four is a flight risk. Gristina lawyer Gary Greenwald has argued that the “outrageous’’ bond is beyond what’s given for mobsters, drug dealers and murderers. [NYP, related]

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  1. Posted by guest | April 26, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    I'm pretty sure she always accepted donations. The only difference is now she goes home happy intead of you going home happy.

  2. Posted by clarifications | April 26, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    She was the pimp, not the prostitute.

  3. Posted by Tanker2Banker | April 26, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    I gave at the office, FTW

  4. Posted by Ax to Grind | April 27, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    I'll just give her worthless BOA spirit points! If you collect 1,000 you get a free blow job from your boss at BOA

  5. Posted by Hakuna Matata Guy | April 27, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    I'm pretty sure she is icing a pig in one of the pictures. Laxbro, can you confirm?

  6. Posted by Facts | April 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    A large portion of donations goes to administrative overhead.

  7. Posted by streethockey | April 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    No jokes please. But I would really really like to help her out.
    -E. Shpritzer

  8. Posted by Zelda Brawley | September 19, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    kitchen remodeling said on December 27th, 2010 at 11:32 am

  9. Posted by sohbet odalari | December 25, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    ggood blok thanks