Accused madam's attorney says he'll explore possibility of plea deal
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NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for an accused madam of a multimillion-dollar New York brothel says he wants to gauge the possibility of a plea deal, but he cautions it doesn't mean she'll take one.
Anna Gristina remained behind bars Thursday. Her previous attorney offered to put up his apartment for her $2 million bond. But a judge said her lawyers need to complete official paperwork before he can consider the plan. The judge declined to lower the bond.
Lawyer Gary Greenwald told a court Thursday he'd like to talk with prosecutors "with a view toward a disposition or resolving the matter." He said later he just wants to find out what plea option she might have, and he'd do the same in any case.
Gristina has pleaded not guilty to promoting prostitution.
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