been following for months now. the so-called
madam accused of running a high-end
right here in new
. in an exclusive jailhouse interview back in june, she told us she was innocent, but now she has changed her tune. nbc's katie tur has the story.
a kiss billed as a sensational case by prosecutors, one that would take down new york's rich and powerful ended yesterday with a whimper. anna gristina
, but she isn't likely to spend another day
have no comment at this morning.
walked out of court, a smile on her lips and her family by her side, a crush of media in her face.
just a little more space for my family, please.
anna gristina, the so-called
madam, won't be donning a prison jumpsuit any time suit.
it's over for my family.
after months of maintaining her innocence, in the end gristina succumbed to one word, pleading to one charge, guilty on a single count of promoting prostitution. legal expert
very good idea to take the plea deal to a
, a crime that people won't think less of her.
gristina was arrested back in february, the image of an ordinary suburban mom, but what she was accused of was anything but ordinary. prosecutors claim the 44-year-old was running a high class
out of this modest
upper east side
apartment building. in a jailhouse interview gristina and her lawyers told matt she was just trying to start a
i watched a show called "the
." a friend of mine suggested you'd be really good at it so i looked into opening up something called, you know, the same thing except instead of singles seeking it was married and seeking.
married men looking for someone to have dinner with?
very much like match.com.
prosecutors say they investigated the push issan mom for five years. they claim she made millions selling sex to new york's rich and powerful, but in court tuesday they stated they couldn't find any evidence she dealt with
complaints in politics, finance or
as they had once believed. ultimately gristina spent four months
before finally coming up with a $250,000 bond. today spoke wi "today" spoke with her exclusively her first night home.
i'm scared to go to sleep because i'm afraid i'll wake up and not be here.
she will be able to stay in her home for now. gristina will be sentenced to six months
, but since she's spent much of that time
already, she won't likely spend another night
. still, she did
which means she could be deported. matt, back to you.