Sunday, August 11, 2013

New York City is Holding a Municipal Election This Fall – to the Delight of Anyone Starved for Entertainment

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

In New York City the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor, which should be tantamount to election has focused on former disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner and the exploits that made him a former disgraced Congressman.  But the race for city Comptroller is equally entertaining, featuring former disgraced Governor Eliot Spitzer and among others, this person Kristin Davis.

John Marshall Mantel for The New York Times
Kristin Davis, who is running for city comptroller, in Manhattan on Tuesday.
 She is accused of selling prescription pills.

Ms. Davis, 38, is a former madam who spent several months at Rikers Island in 2008 for running a prostitution ring. She also said that she supplied escorts to Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor that year after admitting that he had patronized a prostitution ring. Mr. Spitzer, who is also running for comptroller, has denied any association with Ms. Davis. Law enforcement officials have said that neither the investigations of Ms. Davis nor Mr. Spitzer uncovered any evidence to support her claim.

Now Ms. Davis has been arrested and accused of illegally buying and selling hundreds of prescription pills containing controlled substances to a drug dealer who was a cooperating witness, the authorities said Tuesday.

“I got you 30 Xanax,” Ms. Davis told the dealer in a February transaction that was secretly recorded by the F.B.I., according to a complaint. In January, she and the witness exchanged text messages. “If u run low let me kno!!! Ur the best!...,” she wrote.

Ms. Davis sold Adderall, Ambien, Xanax and other pills to the dealer from January through March, according to the complaint, which was filed by the office of Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, who announced the charges with George Venizelos, the head of the F.B.I.’s office in New York.

No further comment necessary, although as a public service this Forum will suggest that nobody bet on Ms. Davis to win, place or show.

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