Great news: Client #9 not the scandal winner in NYC comptroller race

posted at 3:01 pm on August 6, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Breaking news: The upcoming New York City elections have yet another scandal attached to them.  Oh, wait, that’s not the breaking news — it’s that the new scandal doesn’t involve Carlos Danger or Client #9.  Instead, the former madam-turned-comptroller candidate will have to face charges of drug dealing … in the middle of her campaign, apparently.  The FBI arrested Kristin Davis yesterday, but announced the arrest today.

Slow fundraising season?

New York City comptroller candidate and former madam Kristin Davis has been arrested for allegedly selling hundreds of prescription pills. …

Davis is accused of selling drugs “to a known drug dealer on repeated occasions in exchange for cash,” according to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

Prosecutors allege she sold drugs on several occasions to an FBI cooperating witness between January and March.

The FBI announced the arrest on Twitter:

Politicker has a few more details, and the indictment:

U.S. v. Kristin Davis Complaint

Ms. Davis allegedly sold hundreds of  prescription pills containing amphetamine, alprazolam, zolpidem, and carisoprodol to an FBI witnessed.

“As alleged, Kristin Davis sold prescription pills not once, but rather four different times in four months to an FBI cooperating witness,” FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos piled on. “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.”

Surely Mr. Venizelos is joking.  He’s seen the ballot in New York City, hasn’t he?

In fairness to Davis, her website does say that she’s an “entrepreneur [and] businesswoman” with  “financial management and business experience.”  Maybe this was her idea of a small-business start-up? Most people who get into these lines of work acquire enough business savvy to avoid getting caught at their illegal activities.  Of course, if that’s a disqualifier, then her former client-turned-opponent should get DQ’d off the ballot, too.

What will Davis do now?  Will she withdraw, or will she instead go the full Carlos Danger and explain that this was in her past, and that voters should vote for her based on what she’s like at this current moment rather judge her on her actions?  No one knows for sure, but I’ll bet New Yorkers are excited about the prospect of casting votes on a ballot that includes such fine, upstanding public servants. Say, what is the record low turnout in the Big Apple for a mayoral race, anyway?


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I question the timing. </sarcasm?>

Steve Eggleston on August 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Alternate headline: The World’s Largest Extortion Tool – at it again.

This is Dem’s NSA playbook – troll for phone calls, websites visited, Google searches, and Facebook chats without a warrant, then sic the IRS or FBI on them.

faraway on August 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

They weren’t drugs-drugs.

Chris of Rights on August 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Will her…um…significant other stand by her?

NotCoach on August 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

All that is missing from the NY race is a Jon Corzine clone. Can we hope one turns up?

nobar on August 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Her credentials are phony and inflated.

NoDonkey on August 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

And yet, somehow, that’s not the most disturbing candidate photo in NYC elections this season …

M240H on August 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Her credentials are phony and inflated.

NoDonkey on August 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

ISWYDT

Chris of Rights on August 6, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Resume enhancer for a Democrat.

rbj on August 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Send McCain and his sister to NYC.

davidk on August 6, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Carlos Danger meet Carlita Peligro.

parke on August 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Once again Spitzer swallows.

docflash on August 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM

This is a big fall from her starring role on “Sex in the City”

/not real sex though

/not the real kristin davis either

Paul-Cincy on August 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM

+1rbj

cmsinaz on August 6, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Meanwhile, Bob Filner wonders if the feds will allow Kristen Davis to sever her time across the country, in a halfway house at San Diego’s City Hall.

jon1979 on August 6, 2013 at 3:14 PM

I could get lost hiking in them thar hills!

MaiDee on August 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

I’m sure it was OK, as she wasn’t selling those pills in a Big Gulp!

Another Drew on August 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

New York City comptroller candidate and former madam Kristin Davis has been arrested for allegedly selling hundreds of prescription pills. …

Is that a crime ?
It’s not like she was selling guns or missiles ;-)

burrata on August 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM

So is Bill Clinton supporting her ?

burrata on August 6, 2013 at 3:24 PM

No reason for her to back out or suspend her campaign, it’s New York.

Tim Zank on August 6, 2013 at 3:27 PM

So is Bill Clinton supporting her ?

burrata on August 6, 2013 at 3:24 PM

That would involve the “heavy lifting” his heart doc advised against.

Jabberwock on August 6, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Times like this I’d like to talk to NYC’ers about the time they laughed at CA for electing Schwarzenegger.

apostic on August 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos piled on.

/facepalm “piled on?” innocent gaffe, or deliberate pun? In view of all the other puns…

Anyway. George, dude, I R S ? Holder? NSA? Unbecoming? It seems that being a crook is part of being an elected officeholder.

George, what’s your take on Benghazi? Solyndra? inquiring minds want to know.

dogsoldier on August 6, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Her credentials are phony and inflated.

NoDonkey on August 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

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Huh ? . . . . . I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Yep, I didn’t notice a thing.

listens2glenn on August 6, 2013 at 3:33 PM

…huge, tracts of land!

The Evil Doctor K on August 6, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Breaking news: The upcoming New York City elections have yet another scandal attached to them. Oh, wait, that’s not the breaking news — it’s that the new scandal doesn’t involve Carlos Danger or Client #9. Instead, the former madam-turned-comptroller candidate will have to face charges of drug dealing … in the middle of her campaign, apparently. The FBI arrested Kristin Davis yesterday, but announced the arrest today.

Slow fundraising season news day?

lol

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 3:34 PM

We could start carping about Zero’s princely vacay out at the vineyard starting Saturday. I wonder, will the embassies remain closed for the duration?

dogsoldier on August 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Scandal winner? I guess if you consider selling illegal drugs more vile than cheating on your spouse. I do not. I guess she was also a madam, but that’s old news! Isn’t that what the politicians like to say: Old news?

Fenris on August 6, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Her credentials are phony and inflated.

NoDonkey on August 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

But she tells everyone they’re real — and they’re SPECTACULAR! ;>

Lan Astaslem on August 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

FBI New York ✔ @NewYorkFBI

Just in: Kristin Davis, candidate for #NYC Comptroller, arrested by FBI agents for selling prescription drugs.

Biggest bust of the year.

Marcola on August 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Ed, please tell me that cover photo is temporary. Take it down! Please!?!? Argh.

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

I’m sure it was OK, as she wasn’t selling those pills in a Big Gulp!

Another Drew on August 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Hey, perhaps, she got into the pill dealing biz BECAUSE of Nanny Doomberg…

‘The city hospitals we control, so … we’re going to do it and we’re urging all of the other hospitals to do it, voluntary guidelines. Somebody said, oh, somebody wrote, ‘Oh then maybe there won’t be enough painkillers for the poor who use the emergency rooms as their primary care doctor. Number one, there’s no evidence of that. Number two, supposing it is really true, so you didn’t get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit.’

- Nanny Doomberg, 11 January 2013

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Ed, please tell me that cover photo is temporary. Take it down! Please!?!? Argh.

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

EYE BLEACH! EYE BLEACH!

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Must be a slow news day…

PatriotRider on August 6, 2013 at 3:41 PM

With that drug dealing charge, she is now eminently qualified…if only she was convicted…she’d be a shoe-in…

PatriotRider on August 6, 2013 at 3:44 PM

EYE BLEACH! EYE BLEACH!

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Lol! Seriously though, I had to close the tab for HA’s front page. Ick!

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 3:47 PM

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos piled on. “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.”
Yes because up to that point her resume as a former madam made her look like an upstanding candidate.
If ever there was an opportunity in a liberal city like NY for a republican candidate for comptroller, now is it. Who is running against these two clowns?

hopeful on August 6, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Should have gone with the photo of the black socks.

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Her credentials are phony and inflated.

NoDonkey on August 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Yeah, but do you realize how many long guns I could fit into that rack.

antipc on August 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos piled on. “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.”

Yes because up to that pointher resume as a former madam made her look like an upstanding candidate.
If ever there was an opportunity in a liberal city like NY for a republican candidate for comptroller, now is it. Who is running against these two clowns?

hopeful on August 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Ed, please tell me that cover photo is temporary. Take it down! Please!?!? Argh.

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Hey, that pic made me click on the story.

Ed knows:

Gazongas = web traffic.

UltimateBob on August 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Ed, please tell me that cover photo is temporary. Take it down! Please!?!? Argh.

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

EYE BLEACH! EYE BLEACH!

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Pastouphobes!

davidk on August 6, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Looks like a “targeted” sting.

I wonder. Who wanted her out of the way?

novaculus on August 6, 2013 at 3:54 PM

She is kind of scary looking. Maybe it’s the bleached hair, wild eyes and pointed chin. I look at that picture and think crazy person.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 6, 2013 at 3:55 PM

PROOF that eye size is related to boob size.

stenwin77 on August 6, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Ed, please tell me that cover photo is temporary. Take it down! Please!?!? Argh.

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

EYE BLEACH! EYE BLEACH!

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM

What? I thought it was a group photo of the three boobz.

novaculus on August 6, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Lol! I thought I had woken up at Sturgis. Really, really drunk the next morning.

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 3:58 PM

That’s one nasty looking girl woman female former madam.

Bitter Clinger on August 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Not a sex acandal?…./yawn/.

krome on August 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM

New York City: decent candidates not wanted.

Stoic Patriot on August 6, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I bet she has issues with men.

Akzed on August 6, 2013 at 4:09 PM

I just don’t know what to say.

First, the earth-shattering news from the Duke Lacrosse scandal that strippers lie. Now, it turns out Madams will engage in illegal activity to make money.

Is nothing sacred any more?

Adjoran on August 6, 2013 at 4:15 PM

let me guess, the arrest involved a head to toe patdown conducted by no less than a dozen officers….

ted c on August 6, 2013 at 4:17 PM

20 bucks to take it down Ed.

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I like her better when she went by her previous name, Emerson. Emerson Biggens.

ghostwalker1 on August 6, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Fine! $50!

Bmore on August 6, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Yeeesh. The only positive thing you can say about the elections in NYC is that the jokes write themselves. What the hell happened to this country?

ghostwalker1 on August 6, 2013 at 4:26 PM


SNAP: Weiner refuses to release medical records proving he is mentally fit for office…

New York City mayoral candidate and disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner told CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer he’s fit – physically and mentally – for office.

Weiner declined however to release his medical records, and said he wouldn’t seek or release some form of certification as to his mental health.

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Go full Danger!
NYC gets the government it deserves!

Iblis on August 6, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Biggest bust of the year.

Marcola on August 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Big? It’s Huge!

Paul-Cincy on August 6, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Anyone else think it’s odd that the FBI tweeted an arrest? Or that they’re on Twitter at all?

Oh, excuse me there’s some kids on my lawn I’ve got to go yell at.

DrAllecon on August 6, 2013 at 5:03 PM

I like her better when she went by her previous name, Emerson. Emerson Biggens.

ghostwalker1 on August 6, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Close! Knock, knock. etc., Emerson who? Emersome fine tits you got there, lady!
Sorry….you took me back more than 50-years with that one!

tomshup on August 6, 2013 at 5:03 PM

It’s a good thing I read the article… For a second, only taking q quick glance at the lead pic, I thought this was about a tarted-up Meggie Mac!!

Shepherd Lover on August 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM

It’s hard to keep abreast of these scandals…

Galtian on August 6, 2013 at 5:36 PM

You couldn’t make up a better way to make NYC the laughing stock of the century.

scalleywag on August 6, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Her credentials are phony and inflated.

NoDonkey on August 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Yes, but impressive nonetheless.

tpitman on August 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I question the timing.

Steve Eggleston on August 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM

It took them a little time to build the parallel case.

bofh on August 6, 2013 at 6:17 PM

no doubt the DEA used NSA snooping to help Spitzer

burserker on August 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Why is that gal with the pink dress and el boobas hanging out even wearing a dress? I’m mean she’s got nipples right? When are these whores just going to show it ALL?

Oh, she’s saving that for the politicians and celebs that pay for admission.

Paging A-Rod to media circus stat.

PappyD61 on August 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Obama deploys NSA and the DEA to get his buddy elected…..nothing o worry about here folks move along.

unseen on August 6, 2013 at 7:02 PM

NotCoach on August 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Dems have no shame. Just wow.

dogsoldier on August 6, 2013 at 7:04 PM

8008l35!

fossten on August 6, 2013 at 8:25 PM

So why is there a pic of Meghan McCain on the cover?

ChuckTX on August 6, 2013 at 11:54 PM

She isn’t a democrat so this is not a resume builder…if she was a democrat, everyone else would drop off the ballot in honor of her.

right2bright on August 7, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Suddenly, I have this urge to visit the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming . . .

BigAlSouth on August 7, 2013 at 3:45 PM