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Disk loaded with Maryland and Annapolis numbers,
including phone calls to Washington Post and Baltimore City Paper

DC Madam Jeane Palfrey sends
'special edition' cd of phone records

Posted July 12, 2007 -- On Monday July 9, 2007, writer and editor Bill Keisling became one of the first recipients of alleged DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey's set of phone records. The data cd contains a complete set of Palfrey's phone records, dating from 1994 to 2006.


Packaging of the DC Madam's phone records we received in the mail. Numbers include calls placed to several newspapers, including the Baltimore City Paper (top of page) and the Washington Post.

The dozen years of phone records had been scanned into a single cd. It was sent by regular postage in a non-descript cardboard mailer marked "Sensitive Media Enclosed."

Inside the mailer the phone records had been carefully arranged by year, and captured into TIFF files.

A quick perusal of the disk reveals that many of the phone calls in the records indeed were placed to Washington DC and Virginia. Yet a good share of the Madam's business calls involved parties in Maryland, including calls to Baltimore and the state capital, Annapolis.

Some surprises immediately jumped out, such as several calls made by Palfrey to the Baltimore City Paper.

Baltimore City Paper editor Lee Gardner tells us that Palfrey advertised in his paper. "The last ad she had with us ran in August 2006," Gardner says. He couldn't immediately say how many ads Palfrey may have run in the weekly over the years.

The phone records also reveal that calls were made to several other newspapers, including the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia City Paper and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.