Anna Gristina

Remember Anna Gristina? Woman accused of, and imprisoned for, allegedly running a brothel (supposedly in connection with a Morgan Stanley broker) out of an apartment on East 78th Street? In the tussle was forced to send away “all but two of her seven rescue pigs” in order to cover legal fees? Over the course of her stay it was suggested that Gristina might leak the identities of her high-profile clients, though no names were never revealed. But that was before her beloved boards, and they place they call home, were thrust into the cross-hairs. And before one lawyer found out he’d messed with the wrong Madam. Read more »

An upstate woman accused of running a lucrative Upper East Side brothel and boasting of law-enforcement connections was sentenced on Tuesday to six months in prison after weighing a last-minute decision to fight the case in court. Attorneys and family for Anna Gristina said she considered withdrawing her Sept. 24 guilty plea to promoting prostitution up until the moment she agreed to accept the sentence handed down by Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Juan Merchan. “It was a very difficult decision, and until the penultimate moment, it was an open question on whether she would elect go to trail,” said attorney Norman Pattis. Gristina, who was once dubbed the “Manhattan Madam” and the “Soccer Mom Madam,” will not have to serve any jail time, getting credit for four months she served at Riker’s Island because she could not make the initial $2 million bail…As she left the courthouse, Gristina told reporters that she plans to write tell-all book and called the Manhattan District Attorney’s office “more corrupt than the mafia.” Gristina’s case received extended media coverage following her February arrest amid an unconfirmed belief she had guarded a client list of recognizable and powerful figures in politics, sports and banking. Her lawyers had argued she was being “vindictively prosecuted” because she refused to provide investigators with the names of five well-connected male customers, who weren’t identified. [Metropolis]

April 3, 2012: Report details ease with which alleged madam and so-called animal lover Anna Gristina sells majority of pet pigs in order to pay legal fees. April 9, 2012: Gristina is denied bailed reduction for a 4th time, must figure out a way to come up with the remaining scratch. Though family claims it won’t come to it, must be noted that AG still has two prized pigs to her name to speak of… June 12, 2012: Gristina’s bail is lowered from $2 million to $250,000 bond or $125,000 cash, which hopefully she can come up with without resorting to drastic measures. [DNAI]

The last six weeks have been a fairly stressful time for Anna Gristina/Scotland. On March 6, she was arrested for allegedly running a brothel out of an East 78th Street apartment, where she provided hookers to “wealthy, powerful men” (“politicians, top-law enforcement, influential lawyers, bankers, entertainment execs and Fortune 500 businessmen”), which meant her plans for global expansion (the details of which she’d been hammering out with a broker friend just that morning) had to be shelved. On April 3, her request for reduced bail (set at $2 million) was denied for a fourth time. On April 9, it became clear she was probably going to have to send her pet pigs to a farm “upstate.” Right now, as she sits in a jail cell on Riker’s Island, it would be fair to assume Gristina/Scotland’s spirits are pretty low. And while it may be little consolation, she should know that everyone back home, across the pond, is not only rooting for her but swelling with pride over her accomplishments, which they speak of in terms generally reserved for local athletes bringing home Olympic gold medals. Read more »

  • 09 Apr 2012 at 5:53 PM

Accused Madam’s Pigs May Want To Watch Their Backs

April 3, 2012: Report details ease with which alleged madam and so-called animal lover Anna Gristina sells majority of pet pigs in order to pay legal fees. April 9, 2012: Gristina is denied bailed reduction for a 4th time, must figure out a way to come up with the remaining scratch. Still has two prized pigs to her name to speak of…

  • 03 Apr 2012 at 2:59 PM

Who Wants To Adopt Anna Gristina’s Pigs?

Back in March, a woman named Anna Gristina was arrested for allegedly running a whorehouse out of an East 78th Street apartment, with plans to go global. In that time, we’ve learned a good bit about Gristina (who goes by Anna Scotland professionally), who currently remains incarcerated on Riker’s Island. For instance, at the time of her arrest, she was meeting with a friend and broker who was supposedly helping her line up financing to expand the venture (which she maintains was an upscale dating site), she paid her hookers well, and she was an animal lover. Emphasis on the past tense because apparently anyone can be an animal lover until push comes to shove and mommy needs money for legal fees. Then it’s good-bye lush accommodations upstate, hello slaughterhouse. Read more »

Except for double-teaming clients, which was huge. Read more »