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“D.C. Law Firm Suspends Woman Who Worked as Escort”

ABC News finds another person involved in the growing D.C. Madam scandal:

"A legal secretary at one of Washington’s most prominent and well-connected law firms, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, has been suspended after telling her bosses she secretly worked at night for the escort service run by the so-called D.C. Madam, Jeane Palfrey.

"The woman both serviced clients and, at times, helped to run the business, Palfrey told ABC News in an interview to be broadcast on ’20/20′ Friday.

"The firm said it would not make her name public.

"According to e-mails the woman sent to Palfrey on her Akin Gump account, she ‘enjoyed and even missed’ the work she did at night for Palfrey, who has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a large scale prostitution ring.

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"According to the e-mails provided to ABC News by Palfrey, the Akin Gump woman was interested in helping to restart the escort service after Palfrey had closed it, suggesting it could be done from the Akin Gump offices.

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"’I think that handling the phones 4 to 5 nights a week is a very fair offer and would be something that I could easily do, even with my paralegal duties as they could pretty much be done simultaneously in front of a computer,’ she wrote."

This is just sad, very sad.