Spitzer's Ex-Madam, Current Rival Kristin Davis Arrested for Allegedly Selling Pills

Davis allegedly sold five common prescriptions to an FBI cooperating witness.

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Businesswoman Kristin Davis, right, was arrested Monday, midway through her campaign for city comptroller against her former customer Eliot Spitzer.
Businesswoman Kristin Davis, right, was arrested Monday, midway through her campaign for city comptroller against her former customer Eliot Spitzer.

Disgraced New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's most colorful opponent in the race for New York City comptroller, his former madam Kristin Davis, was arrested Monday for allegedly selling prescription medications.

Davis' arrest was announced Tuesday by the FBI, which claims she sold the common prescriptions Adderall, Ambien, Oxycodone, Xanax and the muscle-relaxer Soma to a cooperating witness between January and March.

"As alleged, Kristin Davis sold prescription pills not once, but rather four different times in four months to an FBI cooperating witness," said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos in a released statement. "This type of criminal activity is illegal for citizens, and is especially unbecoming for a person seeking public office in the City of New York."

The ex-madam won the Libertarian Party's nomination for comptroller in April. Spitzer decided to jump into the same race last month.

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Since Spitzer's unexpected announcement, Davis repeatedly chided him as a hypocrite for enacting a tough anti-prostitution law as governor, while at the same time paying for top-dollar hookers. She disdainfully recalled that Spitzer was never prosecuted for his admitted crimes, while she was prosecuted, jailed for four months and left penniless.

Roger Stone, an anti-Spitzer political activist who became Davis' mentor after the 2008 prostitution scandal, called on her to quit the comptroller race in a Tuesday afternoon tweet. "I am stunned and disappointed. I am hopeful the charges are untrue," he wrote. "I would urge her to end her campaign."

Davis faces 80 years in prison if convicted of the charges, the New York Daily News reports.

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The cooperating witness who worked with the FBI was arrested in December 2012 on a narcotics charge, according to the official press release. The person told investigators about alleged drug exchanges with Davis in 2009 and 2011.

Davis' phone was answered by voicemail Tuesday. A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said Davis will be arraigned at some point Tuesday afternoon or evening. It's unclear if she will be released at that time.

Spitzer will face Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary and if victorious will appear on citywide ballots Nov. 5. The former governor has not yet publicly responded to Davis' arrest.

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