Accused Manhattan madam will have to wait for bail
Anna Gristina, who has been charged with promoting prostitution, appears in State Supreme Court with her attorney Peter Gleason in New York City, Monday, March 12, 2012. (AP / Louis Lanzano)
Published Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:26AM EDT
NEW YORK - The accused madam of a multimillion-dollar New York City brothel will have to wait to get out of jail.
A lawyer had offered his $2.5 million loft for Anna Gristina's bond, saying she 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.
Lawyer Peter Gleason said Thursday that he's no longer representing Gristina, but the housing offer still stands. Gristina's new lawyer is Gary Greenwald.
Prosecutors say the Scotland-born British citizen provided prostitutes to wealthy clients for 15 years. Gristina has pleaded not guilty and has been held on $2 million bond since her February arraignment.
Prosecutors have said her clients could help her flee.