Alleged Monroe Madam to stay in jail

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NEW YORK - (AP) - A suburban New York woman accused of running a high-end Manhattan escort service is still being jailed.

Her attorneys said at a brief Monday hearing that they are still working to put together money to free her on bond after an appeals court lowered Anna Gristina's bond from $2 million to $250,000.

An offer by Gristina's former lawyer to use his apartment as collateral was not accepted.

She's been behind bars since her February arrest on charges of promoting prostitution.

Prosecutors say Gristina peddled prostitutes for 15 years and boasted of law enforcement contacts. She says she was just starting a dating business. She has pleaded not guilty.

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