The lawyer who says he could shake up the 2016 race by releasing names in a D.C. prostitution service “black book” in his possession released documents Monday listing federal agencies who allegedly dialed the service from 2000 to 2006.
Most of the details were put under court-ordered seal after Montgomery Blair Sibley’s former client who ran the service, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, known as the D.C. Madam, hung herself to avoid a lengthy prison sentence for her crimes. But Sibley released a list of 174 federal agencies and businesses or groups Monday that used the defunct prostitution service, reported WTOP.
The list includes the FBI, State Department, Department of Commerce, Department of Health and Human Services, IRS and U.S. Coast Guard. Sibley did not disclose specific names or provide evidence showing a direct link between the agencies and the prostitution ring, or any other evidence of lawbreaking.
“I am not releasing any individual names … yet,” Sibley said in an email to reporters Monday.
When pressed for a timetable on when he plans on releasing names Sibley said he was unsure, reports The Daily Beast. The Supreme Court swiftly denied his petition last week to have the records unsealed, which he says is a violation of his constitutional rights. (RELATED: Supreme Court Won’t Unseal DC Prostitution ‘Black Book’ Allegedly Naming 2016 Candidate)
He claims the records are relevant to voters and would impact the 2016 election. The National Enquirer alleged last month presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is on the list, although Cruz denies the allegations.
Sibley no longer practices law after a suspension in 2008 over issues stemming from child support payments. The suspension also had to do with “vexatious and meritless” claims Sibley was filing.
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