Ex-Madam, Now Candidate For Comptroller, Is Arrested

Added on by Emily Carey Gogolak.

Published: August 6, 2013  [with BENJAMIN WEISER]

Even in the topsy-turvy world of New York City politics, it is not every day that a candidate for city comptroller is arrested one month before a primary. But when the candidate is Kristin Davis, little is surprising.

Ms. Davis, 38, is a former madam who spent several months at Rikers Island in 2008 for running a prostitution ring. She also said that she supplied escorts to Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor that year after admitting that he had patronized a prostitution ring. Mr. Spitzer, who is also running for comptroller, has denied any association with Ms. Davis. Law enforcement officials have said that neither the investigations of Ms. Davis nor Mr. Spitzer uncovered any evidence to support her claim.

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