New York Daily News


‘Soccer Mom Madam’ finally makes bail


THE “SOCCER Mom Madam” has been kicked from jail.

A smiling Anna Gristina walked out of the Manhattan Detention Complex just after 9 p.m. Tuesday flanked by her husband, Kelvin Gorr, and her 9-year-old son, Nicholas.

“Thank you everybody,” she told a mob of media that met her outside the lower Manhattan jail known as The Tombs. “I just want to be with my family.”

The accused upper East Side brothel operator held a dozen long-stem red roses given to her by her son, whom she showered with kisses.

“The nightmare of her bond ends today. Trial preparatio­n begins tomorrow,” defense attorney Norman Pattis told reporters.

Gristina stood behind him hugging her son and wearing a pair of blue stretch athletic pants, a wrinkled gray sweater and a two-pound electronic ankle bracelet to monitor her every move.

“This is the best day. The second best day will be when we walk out of this court and hear the verdict of not guilty,” said Pattis, pointing to the nearby Manhattan Criminal Courthouse on Centre St.

Glancing at Gristina’s son, Pattis added, “This young man had a dream come true.”

Gristina, 44, then got into a silver Range Rover and headed to her upstate Monroe home and to her own bed for the first time in 19 weeks.

The entourage arrived in Monroe, where other family members and her six pet pot-bellied pigs awaited her, after a “terrific” two-hour ride, a joyous Gorr told the Daily News. “We’re very, very tired but very, very happy.

“We just can’t wait to spend a couple days together as a whole family again,” the happy hubby added. “Anna’s spirits are really high. She’s just looking forward to getting back to her life.”

Earlier Tuesday, Gristina’s $250,000 bail package got the okay from Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan, allowing her to be sprung from Rikers Island, where she has been locked up since her Feb. 22 arrest.

“She has to report to me once a month in person and once a week by phone,” bail bondsman Ira Judelson told The News. “I don’t want her crossing state lines, except her lawyer is in Connecticu­t and we’ll have to work that out. I don’t want her near any of the airports.”

When she was arrested on a single count of promoting prostituti­on, Gristina was ordered held on a staggering $2 million bond.

Prosecutor­s convinced a judge that her global contacts would enable her to split the country at the first opportunit­y — and that she was overheard by investigat­ors vowing to skip town if she had the chance.

An appeals court agreed last week to lower the bail to $250,000.

The Scottish lass has already been forced to surrender her passports — one of them British.

Judelson said a “family friend” put up the collateral to secure Gristina’s bail — and there’s no way she’ll run. He would not identify the friend.

She is charged with running a brothel out of an E. 78th St. apartment that prosecutor­s claim raked in $10 million over 15 years.

She has pleaded not guilty and insists she was just running a dating service.

With Denis Hamill and Corky Siemaszko

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Gristina leaves Manhattan Detention Complex Tuesday night with her son Nicholas after her $250,000 bail was posted. Photo by Jefferson Siegel
Alleged upper East Side madam Anna Gristina leaves Manhattan Detention Complex Tuesday night with her son Nicholas after her $250,000 bail was posted. Photo by Jefferson Siegel
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Anna Gristina in court.

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