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Anna Gristina Guilty Of Promoting Prostitution: 'Millionaire Madam' Accepts Plea Bargain

Anna Gristina, the woman dubbed the “Manhattan Madam,” arrives at court with a  bodyguard  August 16, 2012 in New York. Griti
Anna Gristina, the woman dubbed the “Manhattan Madam,” arrives at court with a bodyguard August 16, 2012 in New York. Gritina, whose salacious prostitution case and rumored high-profile client list, have gripped New York tabloids. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

The accused "Millionaire Madam" plead guilty to one count of promoting prostitution in the third degree on Tuesday.

The New York Post reports 44-year-old Anna Gristina accepted a plea deal. Had the case gone to trial, the mother of four faced a prison sentence of up to seven years.

Gristina will be sentenced on November 20. She's already been behind bars for four months on Rikers Island for the charge, which will count towards her eventual sentencing as a part of a her plea bargain.

In February, Gristina was arrested and charged with running a widespread, multimillion-dollar brothel from a building in the Upper East Side.

She denied the allegations and claimed she was managing a legitimate online dating service.

After successfully reducing her initial $2 million bond to $250,000, Gristina successfully posted bail in June.

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