Florida police are investigating the apparent suicide of a woman they believe to be the so-called D.C. Madam, who was found dead in the Florida mobile home of the madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey's mother Thursday.Wow, that is the most convoluted sentence I've ever read. Okay, I get it. She was a madam. Why did the writer need to tell me twice?
. . . A jury in Washington, D.C. found Palfrey guilty of money laundering, racketeering and using the mail for illegal purposes in connection with a prostitution ring she ran from 1993 to 2006.Because men paid for the service she offered she became a convicted criminal, and is now dead, apparently at her own hand, and her johns? Still living the high life. There are no words to express the anger I am feeling right now.
Several well-known men were reportedly clients of her service, including former U.S. Agency for International Development chief Randall Tobias and Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
In an interview last year, Palfrey vowed to fight the federal prosecutors who brought the charges against her. "They just destroy you on every level, financially, emotionally, psychologically," she said, but still she refused to accept any deal they offered.