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Ex-NY madam pleads guilty to selling pills

March 7, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-madam who ran against former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the race for New York City comptroller last year has pleaded guilty to selling sleeping pills and muscle relaxants illegally.

Kristin Davis entered the federal plea Friday in New York City. The 38-year-old minor party candidate was arrested last year on drug distribution charges.

Her attorney, Daniel Hochheiser, says he’ll seek no prison time when she’s sentenced July 25.

Davis says she entered politics to promote personal freedoms, including legalizing and taxing marijuana and decriminalizing prostitution.

When she learned that Spitzer was running for comptroller last year, Davis noted that she had gone to jail in the past for promoting prostitution. Spitzer was never charged, though he has acknowledged patronizing call girls.

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