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Heidi Fleiss' Advice for Alleged D.C. Madam

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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MADAM TO MADAM? Fleiss, Palfrey (inset)

Heidi Fleiss, who until recently held sway as the nation's best known madam, thinks Deborah Jeane Palfrey should keep her yap shut. Palfrey, the alleged D.C. madam with a stable of $300-an-hour call girls and a client list that reads like a who's who of Washington, D.C., power brokers, has been strategically fingering clients and has threatened to sell off more names to pay for her legal defense.

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"I know she's probably being swallowed up alive, and a lot of people can't take that weight on their shoulders," says rehabilitated Hollywood madam Fleiss, "but she's naming names and that goes against my principles—I realized I'd sunk my ship, but I wasn't taking anyone with me."

Palfrey gave a list of 10,000 names to ABC news just before a judge ordered her not to release them and claims to have 46 pounds of phone records with names including "a Bush Administration economist, the head of a conservative think tank, a prominent CEO, several lobbyists, and a handful of military officials," according to ABC.

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