July 7, 2007 -- SPECIAL EDITION -- Laborious task of culling 13 years of "johns'" phone records continues
The time-consuming task of culling hundreds of pages of Pamela Martin & Associates (PMA) phone records from 1993 to 2006 continues, with the trend emerging that many of the phone numbers listed are disconnected, unlisted, cell phones, and hotels.
WMR has assembled a technical team that is working on reverse telephone number look-ups and other specialized searches for particular noteworthy individuals who reportedly used PMA services.
WMR has discovered that a brisk business occurred involving a number of hotels in the Washington, DC area, including the Washington Court Hotel, close to the U.S. Capitol and House and Senate office buildings.
Other hotels featured prominently include the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, the same hotel that gained notoriety in the sexual assault case brought by Vanessa Perhach against NBC sportscaster Marv Albert in 1997. The hotel again became part of a major news story when Monica Lewinsky was interviewed by FBI agents in Room 1012 on January 16, 1998, as part of Kenneth Starr's probe of President Clinton's alleged "criminal activity related to the Paula Jones civil lawsuit."
Other area hotels discovered as rendezvous points for PMA escorts and their clients include the Hyatt in Rosslyn, Virginia; the Marriott on 22nd Street in Washington; the Marriott in Vienna, Virginia; and the Hilton in Crystal City, Virginia.
July 8, 2007 -- Noteworthy numbers on Pamela Martin & Associates phone list beginning to emerge
A cursory examination of Pamela Martin & Associates (PMA) phone lists from 1994, 1995, and 2000 is beginning to show that so-called "Washington Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey's contention, in her defense, that a number of influential public and private officials were clients of her escort agency is being borne out by matching phone records with Haines Crosscross Directories from the years 1994, 1995, and 2000.
Perhaps explaining why the major media decided to ignore the escort story after ABC News spiked it, the phone number for a senior executive for CNN's parent company, AOL Time Warner, appears on PMA records from 1995.
In addition, Palfrey has maintained that she could not get a fair hearing in the District of Columbia because a number of federal law enforcement agents and officers were clients of PMA. In fact, that is true. A comparison of the PMA records with the Haines Crisscross Directory from 1995 shows that phone calls were made to the escort agency from the headquarters of the Federal Protective Service, which in 1995 was under the control of the General Services Administration and is now part of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Homeland Security Department. Other calls were placed from extensions at the headquarters of the National Park Police.
In addition to the federal law enforcement agencies, other phone calls originated in 1995 from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the agency from which PMA client Randall Tobias resigned as administrator on April 27, 2007. Other calls came from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the independent government agency on K Street that claims to protect "the pensions of nearly 44 million American workers and retirees in 30,330 private single-employer and multiemployer defined benefit pension plans."
Other calls identified from the 1995 records were from the United Services Organization (USO) World Headquarters Travel Office in Washington, DC. The USO provides services for American military members around the world. Other calls came from the District of Columbia Recreational and Playground Center on Kansas Street in Northeast Washington.
This story is developing.