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How Was Working for Manhattan Madam Anna Gristina?

An Indian money changer counts US dollars at a foreign exchange counter in Bangalore on August 8, 2011. India's central bank on August 8 said risks to the growth of Asia's third-largest economy were
Photo: STRDEL/2011 AFP

Not bad at all, according to one former call girl for the recently busted mother-of-four madam. “Lizzie” tells the Daily News today that Anna Gristina ran a tight ship, but she also compensated well, taking a 40 percent cut, apparently low in the industry. A weekend abroad could run a client — allegedly including politicians, CEOs, and royalty — $25,000, while the hourly rate at the East 78th Street headquarters was at least $800, plus tips. It wasn’t a job for everyone: “My friend, she [was] rejected just because she was a little overweight — just 5 pounds,” Lizzie said. “You have to stay in really good shape when you work for Anna. I worked out.” The cash, she said, was stored in the microwave, so at least Hot Pockets weren’t a problem.

How Was Working for Madam Anna Gristina?