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Accused "Manhattan Madam" Anna Gristina not getting out of jail Thursday

Anna Gristina appears in court in New York, Thursday, March 15, 2012. The accused madam of a multimillion-dollar Manhattan brothel could get out of jail if a judge okays a lawyer's plan to put up his own apartment as bail and a house-arrest locale for her. AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Anna Gristina appears in court in New York, Thursday, March 15, 2012.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - The alleged madam of a multimillion-dollar New York City brothel will have to wait to get out of jail.

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Anna Gristina's lawyer, Peter Gleason, had offered his $2.5 million loft for her bond, saying his client was broke. He invited the 44-year-old Gristina and her family to move in, with her under house arrest.

The judge hearing the case says he won't decide Thursday on the unusual bail proposal.

Prosecutors oppose the plan, citing ethical concerns.

Gleason said Thursday that he is no longer representing Gristina, but that the housing offer still stands. Gristina's new lawyer is Gary Greenwald.

Prosecutors say Gristina, a Scotland-born British citizen, provided prostitutes to wealthy clients for 15 years. Gristina pleaded not guilty and has been held on $2 million bond since her February arraignment.

Prosecutors have said her clients could help her flee.

Meanwhile, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday that Sgt. Richard Wall of the NYPD had been cleared of any wrongdoing after internal-affairs investigators interviewed about his alleged involvement with Gristina.

Wall was ordered to turn over his work log for the past five years after someone reported he had been to the Upper East Side apartment building where prosecutors say Gristina arranged trysts.

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  • Crimesider Staff

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