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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. guest says:

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

  2. Tanker2Banker says:

    I gave at the office, FTW

  3. Ax to Grind says:

    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

  4. Hakuna Matata Guy says:

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

  5. streethockey says:

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

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