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Deborah Jeane "D.C. Madam" Palfrey
Birth: Mar. 18, 1956
North Charleroi
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 1, 2008
Tarpon Springs
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

Folk Figure. Former owner of Pamela Martin and Associates, which the United States government alleges was a prostitution service in Washington, D.C. She was charged with operating a house of prostitution. Palfrey claims the services she offered were legal. She has been nicknamed the D.C. Madam by the news media. Palfrey appeared on ABC's 20/20 as part of an investigative report on 4 May 2007. In combination with Palfrey's statement that she has 10,000 to 15,000 phone numbers of clients, this has caused several clients' lawyers to contact Palfrey to see whether accommodations could be made to keep their identities private. Ultimately, ABC News, after going through what was described as "46 lbs" [21 kg] of phone records, decided that none of the potential clients was sufficiently "newsworthy" to bother mentioning. The scandal has led to the resignation of Ambassador Randall L. Tobias from his State Department position and as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Also named was Washington Times columnist Harlan Ullman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. On July 9th, 2007 Palfrey released the supposed entirety of her phone records for public viewing and download on the Internet in TIFF format, though days prior to this, her civil attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley had dispatched 54 CD-ROM copies to researchers, activists, and journalists. She lived in Escondido, California, prior to apparently committing suicide at her mother's home on May 1, 2008 in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Tarpon Springs police reported finding handwritten suicide notes near the body. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 

Cause of death: Suicide
Cycadia Cemetery
Tarpon Springs
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
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Record added: May 01, 2008
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