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'DC Madam' defense likely to disclose evidence, identities deemed 'classified'

By Lori Price

01 Sep 2007

Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG) has learned that so-called DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, filed a pro se "Motion for Pretrial Conference to Consider Matters Relating to Classified Information" under the Classified Information Procedures Act.

This filing alerts the government that Palfrey's defense will likely involve the disclosure of evidence and identities presently deemed "Classified" by the U.S. government.

In an exclusive interview with CLG, Ms. Palfrey told Lori Price:

"My attorney, Mr. Sibley, and I, have very good reason to believe my case involves matters relating to national security and intelligence gathering operations. One has to remember I was in business in a city, which is home and host to some of the most powerful and connected men - not only in this country, but to foreign officials, dignitaries and businessmen from abroad for almost 13 years, from 1993 to 2006. Particularly, my firm was patronized by a significant number of Middle-Eastern clients over the years; most especially, prior to 9/11. I have contended from the onset and have stated accordingly on numerous occasions, that my situation has absolutely nothing to do with prostitution related issues. In great measure, my very rationale for breaking with Mr. Preston Burton, of late is he views my case as a simple - albeit grossly exaggerated - prostitution matter. There is something very disturbing and I would daresay highly secretive about the existence of my truly bizarre case. And I intend to uncover exactly what this is here."

Montgomery Blair Sibley, Attorney & Counselor at Law for Deborah Jeane Palfrey, issued the following statement to CLG on 31 August 2007:

At the hearing before Judge Kessler on Tuesday, August 28th, the scheduled suppression hearing was adjourned until September 7th at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 26A. Before that suppression hearing, Judge Kessler will conduct a closed interview of Palfrey prior to determining Palfrey's motion to replace her present counsel, Preston Burton, with me, and allow Jeane to at times represent herself in what is known as Hybrid Representation.

Recently Palfrey retained the services of Cataphora, a small Silicon Valley search and data analysis company. The firm is assisting her in preparing her defense. A recent article regarding this collaboration is available from

Palfrey's filing is another twist in a story that outed Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) several weeks ago and threatens to complicate the lives and politics of more Washington power brokers.

Michael Collins contributed to this article.

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Previous 'DC Madam' news and updates:

'DC Madam' Phone Records --By Lori Price 09 Jul 2007

'D.C. Madam' Phone List Names & Places --Posted by Lori Price

Citizens For Legitimate Government has received the 'DC Madam' phone records and is preparing the list for release. --Lori Price 09 Jul 2007

Exclusive: Judge lifts injunction on 'DC Madam' phone records By Lori Price 05 Jul 2007 An email was sent from Jeane Palfrey to Citizens For Legitimate Government '...Judge Kessler has lifted the injunction on the phone records.' From Judge Kessler's Order: Defendant in this case possesses a list of telephone numbers (the "List") that has generated much controversy and speculation. The Government has twice applied to this Court ex parte for Temporary Restraining Orders ("TROs") preventing Defendant from selling the List or from distributing copies for free. The Court granted those applications, in order to preserve the status quo, and, therefore, held a hearing to give Defendant an opportunity to respond. Upon consideration of all the pleadings, the applicable statutes and case law, and the oral argument, the Court concludes that Defendant's request to quash the TROs should be granted.

I asked Jeane Palfrey for a comment: "I am very, very grateful to Judge Kessler, for lifting the injunction." –Sincerely, Jeane

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