Anna Gristina, so-called "Manhattan Madam," pleads guilty to promoting prostitution

File photo of "Manhattan Madam" Anna Gristina in a New York court on March 15, 2012
File, AP Photo/Seth Wenig

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Anna Gristina, the so-called "Manhattan Madam," a suburban mother of four charged with running an upscale escort service in New York City, has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution.

Pictures: Manhattan "Madam" case

A judge said Tuesday that Gristina will be sentenced Nov. 20 to time served and probation as part of a plea deal. The judge warned the Scotland-born woman she could also be deported.

Gristina was arrested in February and spent four months in jail before being released on $250,000 bond in June.

The charge stemmed from a July 2011 tryst that authorities say she arranged involving two women and an officer posing as a client.

Prosecutors say Gristina had a roster of wealthy, well-placed clients and boasted of law-enforcement connections during 15 years in a business that made her millions.

She had said she was merely starting a dating service.

Complete coverage of the "Manhattan Madam" case on Crimesider


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