Lawyer releases names of high-profile groups tied to DC Madam, but no individuals … ‘yet’

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He said he’s “waited long enough.”

Montgomery Blair Sibley, the lawyer who promised to put the 2016 presidential race into a tailspin by releasing the names of people who used the services of Deborah Jeane Palfrey — the “D.C. Madam” — released 174 names Monday.

But they’re the names of companies, government agencies and organizations — not people, adding that “I am not releasing any individual names … yet,” according to WTOP.

While representing Palfrey in a 2007 racketeering case, Verizon handed over to Sibley a CD containing 817 account holders’ names, addresses and telephone numbers. Verizon did so in response to a subpoena obtained by Sibley but he never used or disclosed the information because the judge later quashed the subpoena.

WTOP reported:

The list of released entities includes the following government agencies: Department of Health and Human Services, FBI, General Services Administration, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Internal Revenue Service, National Drug Intelligence Center, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Information Systems Command, Department of Commerce, Department of State, U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Forest Service.

Others listed in the filing include the Archdiocese of Washington, Embassy of Japan, Bethlehem Steel, Constellation Energy/BGE, Hewlett-Packard, Johns Hopkins University, Washington Gas and several large law firms.

 

Palfrey was found guilty of racketeering, money laundering and mail fraud in April 2008, and committed suicide before sentencing.

Since February, Sibley has sought to be released from a 2007 restraining order that prevents him from releasing the information contained in the Verizon Wireless CD, which he said is “relevant to the upcoming presidential election.”

Last week the Supreme Court declined Sibley’s petition to unseal those records.

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