The Madam running a Washington prostitution ring has apologized for ‘outing’ a former deputy secretary of state for revealing that he was a client, but says more top names may come out in her defense of criminal charges.
State Department official, Randall Tobias, resigned as head of the U.S. Agency for International Development last week after ABC News asked him about his use of Deborah Palfrey’s escort service, known as Pamela Martin & Associates. Tobias said he got massages from the escorts and denied having sex with them, the network reported.
“Let me say how genuinely sorry I am for Mr. Tobias, his family and his friends,” Palfrey said at a press conference after appearing in federal court. “I, unfortunately, know the impact such charges can have.”
A federal grand jury indicted Palfrey in March on charges of running a high-class call girl ring in the nation’s capital from her home in California. She maintains the escort service did not engage in prostitution.
Bloombergs report that Palfrey is making good on her threat to expose what she claims is a high-powered Washington clientele to show that her escorts stayed within the law. Montgomery Blair Sibley, her attorney in a civil case seeking the return of assets seized by authorities, said Palfrey gave four years of phone records to ABC News.
“I do expect their reporting to help identify potential witnesses for my defense,” Palfrey said. She said another client was Harlan K. Ullman, a defense strategist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He coined the concept of “shock and awe,” a phrase used by U.S. military leaders to describe tactics in the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.