Deborah Jeane Palfrey
Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the owner of the Washington, D.C.-area escort service who ran her business Pamela Martin and Associates out of Vallejo, Calif., has been called "the D.C. Madam".
Palfrey, otherwise known as "Miz Julia", "faces federal charges of running a prostitution operation in the Washington area from 1993 through August 2006," Reuters reported April 27, 2007.
The February 2007 federal indictment "alleges that Palfrey engaged more than 100 women from 1993 to 2006 'for the purpose of engaging in prostitution activity with male clients, including sexual intercourse and oral sex in exchange for money.' She made more than $2 million running the operation, known as Pamela Martin and Associates, according to the indictment," William Neikirk wrote May 1, 2007, for the Chicago Tribune.
Palfrey, who "has threatened to expose her high-profile client list" , says that she is "neither a politician nor a high government official involved in making war or policy. Nor is she a CIA undercover agent," Neikirk wrote. "Instead, she says she merely ran a legal escort service in the nation's capital featuring massages and sexual fantasy."
Palfrey is a native of Charleroi, Washington County, who lives in Vallejo, Calif. 
- Website: http://www.deborahjeanepalfrey.com/
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- Deborah Jeane Palfrey, NNDB.com.
- Charleroi Area High School Alumni: Deborah Jean Palfrey, Class of 1974, January 12, 2003. Note: This may/may not be the same person.
- "Prostitutiongate" with The Daily Show, posted by Crooks and Liars.
- "New D.C. Sex Scandal Looming? Feds target escort service in money launder, prostitution probe," The Smoking Gun, October 9, 2006. Seizure warrant posted on page.
- Josh Gerstein, "Washington Is Abuzz After Federal Agents Raid a Capital Prostitution Ring," New York Sun, October 10, 2006.
- Chris Buckley, "Ex-Valley woman claims innocence," The Valley Independent, October 12, 2006.
- "'Pro'-fessional Tips. Feds: Alleged D.C. madam sent newsletters to her stable of whores," The Smoking Gun, December 1, 2006.
- "Deborah Jeane Palfrey, Washington D.C. Madam to Expose 10,000," NBC News (The Iranian), March 9, 2007.
- "Madam Responds to WTOP," WTOPNews.com, March 12, 2007.
- Wyatt Buchanan, John Coté, Henry K. Lee, and Peter Fimrite, "Tough 'D.C. Madam' threatens a courtroom battle," San Francisco Chronicle, April 1, 2007.
- Mitch Marconi, "Chandra Levy Murder Investigation: Veteran Detective Links Two Cases," Post Chronicle, April 2, 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "D.C. Madam Not a 'People Person'," TPMmuckraker, April 2, 2007.
- Jim McElhatton, "Madam suspect demands $500,000 for legal defense," Washington Times, April 3, 2007.
- "Jeane Palfrey aka 'The Washington Madam' Tells Her Side of the Story on Internet Talk Radio," PRNewswire, April 10, 2007.
- Robin Acton, "Alleged Palfrey client 'shocked'," The Valley Independent, April 13, 2007.
- "Sex Scandal. Funds for Defense Counsel Denied," Washington Post, April 13, 2007.
- Chris Kelly, "Shock and Ewww: Neocons and Hookers," The Huffington Post, April 13, 2007.
- Matthew Barakat, "US 'madam' names shock and awe client," Associated Press (The Age (Australia)), April 14, 2007.
- "Jeane Palfrey, AKA The Washington Madam, Breaks Her Silence on wsRadio.com," PRNewswire, April 16, 2007.
- Neal Augenstein, "Madam Appeals to Supreme Court," WTOPNews.com, April 24, 2007.
- "Explosive Washington Madam Interviews to Be Sold to the Highest Bidder," PRNewswire, April 26, 2007.
- "U.S. aid official linked to call-girl ring resigns," Reuters (Washington Post), April 27, 2007.
- Anne Gearan, "Bush Official Resigns Over Escort Links," Associated Press (ABC News), April 28, 2007.
- Glenn Kessler, "Rice Deputy Quits After Query Over Escort Service. Randall Tobias Oversaw U.S. Foreign Aid Programs," Washington Post (Boston Globe), April 28, 2007.
- "State Department official resigns over 'D.C. madam'," CNN, April 28, 2007.
- Timothy Noah, "Abstinence Bushie Busted! Randall Tobias, hypocrite," Slate, April 28, 2007.
- Joseph Cannon, "Randy," Cannonfire Blogspot, April 28, 2007.
- TeddySanFran, "DCMadam Fallout," Firedoglake Blog, April 28, 2007.
- Eric Lipton, "Woman in Escort Case Plans to Name Names in Defense," New York Times, April 29, 2007.
- Charles Gibson, "Washington and Sex -- A Very Long Affair. The 'D.C. Madam' Is Just the Latest of Many Sex Scandals That Have Rocked the Capital," ABC News/World News with Charles Gibson, April 29, 2007.
- "The Sex Scandal We’ve Been Waiting For Is Getting Closer! Another Bush Administration Jesus Talker, Randall L. Tobias, Bites The Dust," ABC News /HillBillyReport.com, April 29, 2007.
- TeddySanFran, "Pamela Martin's Newsletters," Firedoglake Blog, April 29, 2007.
- Musafir, "Deborah Jeane Palfrey and her Ticking Time Bomb. Uneasy Nights for the Hypocrites in Washington, DC," Musafir's Musings Blogspot, April 29, 2007.
- William Neikirk, "Alleged madam roils Washington," Chicago Tribune, April 30, 2007.
- "Exclusive Jeane Palfrey AKA 'The Washington or D.C. Madam' Interviews to Be Auctioned on eBay," PRNewswire, April 30, 2007.
- Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz and Justin Rood, "D.C. Madam Wants Washington Clients to Testify," The Blotter Blog/ABC News, April 30, 2007.
- Ari Shapiro, "'DC Madam' Calls for Clients to Aid Her Defense," NPR All Things Considered, April 30, 2007.
- "Deborah Jeane Palfrey Explains It All For You," Wonkette!, April 30, 2007.
- "D.C. Madam Madness! Just say: 'Anal sex'," CrimeBlog.US, April 30, 2007.
- Tim Graham, "ABC Hooker Makes Headlines, But Scorned Dick Morris Story as 'Nasty Little Scandal'," NewsBusters, April 30, 2007.
- Faye Fiore and Adam Schreck, "Washington sexual fantasy service 'madam' unmasking clients. The service owner says her clients were "high in the echelons of power' and she wants their help in her defense," Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2007.
- William Roberts, "Palfrey's Lawyer: Escorts Performed Fantasies, Not Sex," New York Sun, May 1, 2007.
- Matthew Barakat, "Palfrey apologizes to outed client after hearing," Associated Press (Washington Times; The Valley Independent), May 1, 2007.
- William Neikirk, "'D.C. Madam' case enthralls capital. Phone list creates tremors of scandal," Chicago Tribune, May 1, 2007.
- Neil A. Lewis, "Washington Wants to Know: Who’s on Escort Service List?" New York Times (San Francisco Chronicle), May 1, 2007.
- Alan Freeman, "U.S. capital a-twitter over phone list. A woman, dubbed the D.C. Madam, appears to have connections to high-profile clients," Globe and Mail, May 1, 2007.
- Bonnie Goldstein, "The D.C. Madam's Phone Records," Slate, May 1, 2007.
- Paul Gottschling, "Madam Leaker," Slate, May 1, 2007.
- Michael Roston, "Alleged 'DC madam' client alludes to 'full service' in internet review," The Raw Story, May 1, 2007.
- Dr. Susan Block, "Hookergate II. Madame Julia's Big Black Book of Cheesy Republican Sex Acts," CounterPunch, May 2, 2007.
- Laurie Garrett, Opinion: "Sex and foreign aid. The lessons learned from a high-level administration official's resignation in the 'D.C. Madam' scandal," Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2007.
- Don Stacey, "Washington in shock as madam testifies," Axis of Logic Blog, May 2, 2007.
- Carol D. Leonnig, "Ex-Client of Alleged Madam Tries to Stop ABC From Airing His Name," Washington Post, May 3, 2007.
- Mark Hosenball and Eve Conant, "An Elite Escort Service," Newsweek (MSNBC), May 3, 2007: "Washington is on edge as names of the clients of accused 'D.C. Madam' Deborah Palfrey begin trickling out. But the women who worked for her might surprise you: college grads, white-collar professionals, even military personnel."
- "Alleged D.C. madam has fled authorities before. 'I was only running an escort service!' she wrote in defense of herself," Associated Press (MSNBC), May 3, 2007.
- Bradley Olson, "Navy instructor listed in 'D.C. Madam' case. Academy teacher was a 'contractor'," Baltimore Sun, May 3, 2007.
- Chris Amos, "Lawyer: Naval Academy prof worked for ‘madam’," Navy Times, May 3, 2007.
- Margery Eagan, "When a massage service may rub the wrong way," Boston Herald, May 3, 2007.
- Myrna Blyth, "Chief Investigator. ABC’s Ross: tracking down the stories that matter," National Review Online, May 3, 2007.
- Tim Graham, "ABC's 20/20 Getting Cold Feet About Hot Sex in DC?" NewsBusters, May 3, 2007.
- "Legal Secretary Apparently Worked for 'D.C. Madam'," WJLA.com ABC 7 News (Washington, DC), May 3, 2007.
- Matthew Borghese, "Law Firm Suspends Secretary Linked To 'D.C. Madam'," All Headline News, May 3, 2007.
- Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, "D.C. Madam, Jeane Palfrey, and the Case of The Moonlighting Paralegal," The Moderate Voice, May 3, 2007.
- Geoff Earle, "D.C.'S Tort 'Tart'. Law-Firm 'Madam Aide'," New York Post, May 4, 2007.
- Brian Ross, "'D.C. Madam' Client Ready to Testify About Sex," The Blotter Blog / ABC News, May 4, 2007.
- Anna Schecter, "Caught Up in D.C. Madam Scandal, Former Top Official Bows Out of Commencement Ceremony," The Blotter Blog / ABC News, May 4, 2007.
- Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, and Justin Rood, "'Miz Julia' Speaks: Inside D.C.'s Most Notorious Escort Service," The Blotter Blog / ABC News, May 4, 2007.
- Brian Ross, Justin Rood, and Lisa Schwartz, "Decoding the Madam's Phone Records: How We Did It," The Blotter Blog / ABC News, May 4, 2007.
- Transcript: "Brian Ross Reports on the D.C. Madam," 20/20 Report on ABC News, May 4, 2007.
- Ann Woolner, "Sex Isn't the Only Thing for Sale in Washington," Bloomberg News, May 4, 2007.
- Sue Anne Presley Montes and Carol D. Leonnig, "Palfrey to Offer Internet Radio Interviews for Sale on eBay," Washington Post (WIRED News), May 4, 2007.
- "Head Of Conservative Group, Big Military Names Linked To DC Madam," Associated Press (365gay.com), May 4, 2007.
- "ABC: D.C. analyst to testify vs. madam," Associated Press (Boston Herald), May 5, 2007.
- Henry K. Lee, "Alleged madam says she won't accept plea deal. No new names revealed in ABC interview, but suspect 'not shy' about revealing clients," San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2007.
- Justin Rood, "D.C. Madam Finding New Limelight," The Blotter Blog / ABC News, May 7, 2007.
- Justin Rood, "State Scrubs Walls, Documents After Tobias' Escort Admission," The Blotter Blog / ABC News, May 9, 2007.
- Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin, "With Restraining Order Lifted, 'DC Madam' Predicts 20 to 100 More Names," Yeas & Nays Blog/examiner.com, July 5, 2007.
- Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin, "'DC Madam' Posts Phone Records Online," Yeas & Nays Blog/examiner.com, July 9, 2007. Note: Palfrey's web server may be down due to high traffic: http://www.deborahjeanepalfrey.com/.
- TRex, "Late Nite FDL: Magic Numbers" and "Late Late Nite FDL: Stay on Target... Stay on Target...," Firedoglake Blog, July 9, 2007.
- Josh Catone, "Senator Vitter admits number on 'DC Madam' phone records," The Raw Story, July 9, 2007. re David Vitter (R-La.)