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Madam-Turned-Candidate Kristin Davis Busted for Selling Pills, Feds Say

By Ben Fractenberg | August 6, 2013 3:01pm | Updated on August 6, 2013 3:28pm
 Comptroller Candidate Kristin Davis was arrested for allegedly selling prescription pills on Aug. 5, 2013.
Comptroller Candidate Kristin Davis was arrested for allegedly selling prescription pills on Aug. 5, 2013.
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NEW YORK CITY — Kristin Davis, the long-shot city comptroller candidate and former madam who claimed to have provided escorts for Eliot Spitzer, was arrested Monday for selling prescription pills, the feds charged Tuesday.

Davis sold a host of pills including oxycodone, zolpidem and alprazolam on at least four different occasions between January and April of this year to a FBI cooperating witness, according to court papers filed by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

On the last occasion she allegedly helped arrange the sale of 180 oxycodone pills for $3,600 in cash.

“As alleged, Kristin Davis sold dangerous and highly-addictive prescription pills to a known drug dealer on repeated occasions in exchange for cash," said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in a statement.

Investigators were led to Davis by the witness, who was arrested in Dec. 2012 for narcotics conspiracy, the complaint said. Davis was expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on charges of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances, authorities said.

Davis is running on a platform including legalizing marijuana, repealing the smoking ban and ending the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk policy.

The former madam claimed to have a "black book" with the names of 10,000 men, many famous and powerful, who used her services — including then-Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in disgrace after admitting to paying for prostitutes.

In a bizarre turn, Davis will face off against Spitzer in the bid for comptroller after he joined the race at the last minute.

Davis had already filed her paperwork and started to raise money for comptroller before Spitzer entered the race.

According to the New York City Campaign Finance Board, Davis has raised $391.21 from six people, including herself.

Her former campaign spokesman, Andrew Miller, said the arrest was "the biggest shock of my life."