Bail reduced for alleged Monroe madam
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NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- A judge in New York City lowered the bail for the so-called Monroe madam Tuesday. Anna Gristina's bail was reduced to $250,000 bond or $125,000 cash.
The mother of four is accused of running a high-end prostitution ring out of an apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
If released, the Monroe resident has to surrender all passports to the Manhattan District Attorney and also has to wear an electronic monitoring device.
Gristina's lawyers argued the previous amount of $2 million bond or $1 million cash bail was excessive.
After consideration, a State Supreme Court judge agreed it was unreasonable.
If convicted, Gristina faces up to seven years in prison.