(NEW YORK) — The alleged accomplice of the “Millionaire Madam” Anna Gristina is reportedly expected to turn herself in soon, while a former call girl said Gristina is not the suburban hockey mom she has portrayed herself to be.
Jaynie Mae Baker might “surrender to the Manhattan district attorney’s office as early as Monday or Tuesday,” a source told the New York Daily News.
Baker was indicted last week along with Gristina for allegedly helping to build a base of clients that included politicians, bankers, executives, top law enforcement officials and other powerful individuals, according to the New York Post.
If convicted, Baker faces up to seven years on felony charges of promoting prostitution.
As for Gristina, she was expected back in court Monday where a judge will look at her finances to determine whether she should receive a court-paid defense.
Meanwhile, a lawyer for Irma Nici has come forward to say that she worked as a call girl and that Gristina referred her clients. Nici, who is originally from Bosnia, had a business relationship with Gristina for four to six years, lawyer Paul Jensen said. While Nici described Gristina as polite, supportive and pleasant, Nici’s attorney said, there’s more to Gristina than she is letting on.
“What I have been told is that Anna Gristina was providing prostitution services and would book Irma and other girls and that this took place over a period of years,” Jensen told ABC’s Good Morning America.
Some of the clients included men who could afford to pay $2,000 an hour and “consisted of well-to-do and, in some cases, quite well-known individuals,” Jensen said.
Authorities arrested Gristina on Feb. 22 while she was meeting with a Morgan Stanley banker to discuss ways to expand her alleged business online.
Gristina was allegedly caught on wiretaps and surveillance videos as part of a five-year investigation by the District Attorney’s Public Corruption Unit.
Gristina has four children and lives in Monroe, N.Y., with husband Kelvin Gorr.
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