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New Practice Area for D.C. Lawyers: D.C. Madam

Posted May 1, 2007 1:22 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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The much-publicized case of the so-called D.C. Madam has sparked a new business practice for a number of Washington, D.C. lawyers. After she said she planned to name names of some of those on her 15,000-client list in her ongoing federal racketeering prosecution, at least five local attorneys telephoned Deborah Jeane Palfrey's lawyer to find out if their clients are on it.

This tidbit, mentioned today by the Chicago Tribune, resulted from Palfrey's plan to call some former clients as witnesses to bolster her defense that she ran a legal escort service, explains the Washington Post.

Already, one State Department administrator has reportedly resigned after his relationship with Palfrey's business became known. An ABAJournal post earlier today provides more details about how the ongoing prosecution got started.

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