[digg-reddit-me]The “DC Madam”, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, was found dead this morning by Florida police near her mother’s home. According to the police, she committed suicide. She was found guilty of money laundering and racketeering just over two weeks ago.
Just a tad bit suspicious.
The Dallas Morning News asks:
As surely as this is a tragic outcome, there are some sighs of relief inside the Beltway this afternoon. Can the conspiracy theories be far behind?
The Associated Press has expended it’s initial bulletin to include these relevant details:
[Her] trial concluded without revealing many new details about the service or its clients…
Palfrey faced a maximum of 55 years in prison and was free pending her sentencing July 24.
I give reddit about 30 minutes – at most – until “Dick Cheney killed the DC Madam” headlines appear…
Update: Almost there…
And the awe-inspiring follow-up:
very powerful people… signing in relief
Funnily enough – exactly how she used to make her money
Update II: Really close:
Cheney was CEO of Halliburton during the time of his liaisons with the DC Madam escort firm.
Update III: So freaking close:
Gee, couldn’t see that one coming a mile away… Mess with neocons, commit “suicide”, surprise, surprise.
And Florida’s likely the best place for such a “suicide”, what with the stellar reputation of its police apparatus.
Hopefully she’s got it set up so someone will publish the list to the web upon event of her death.
Update IV: And there it is:
Snaxion is the winner of the “Dick Cheney killed the DC Madam” contest.
You win…nothing. Sorry.
Update V: Drudge is now linking to the AP’s new snippet of information:
One of the escort service employees was former University of Maryland, Baltimore County, professor Brandy Britton, who was arrested on prostitution charges in 2006. She committed suicide in January before she was scheduled to go to trial.
Last year, Palfrey said she, too, was humiliated by her prostitution charges, but said: “I guess I’m made of something that Brandy Britton wasn’t made of.”
I’m sure there are no very powerful people who are signing in relief right now.