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Kristin Davis, formerly known as the "Manhattan Madam" and currently a candidate for comptroller in New York City, was arrested for selling prescription drugs to a cooperating witness multiple times, the FBI disclosed today. She was, of course, running against Eliot Spitzer for comptroller. And she allegedly counted Spitzer among her clients during her time as a madam, of course.

The official FBI complaint says Davis sold combinations of amphetamines, alprazolam, zolpidem, carisopordal, (fancy terms for Adderall, Xanax and ecstacy) and oxycodone to FBI agents on four different occasions from January to April of this year. She's being charged with four counts of selling a controlled substance, and faces a maximum of 80 years behind bars if convicted on all four counts. Talking Points Memo has the statement from FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos: 

"As alleged, Kristin Davis sold prescription pills not once, but rather four different times in four months to an FBI cooperating  witness. 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," FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos said. "The FBI and our partners in law enforcement remain committed to investigate and bring to justice those individuals who illegally distribute prescription medicines for their own financial gain.”

Many have noticed the last thing Davis retweeted was about the FBI. 

We'll have more information on this as it develops. 

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