Bad Lawyers

Attorney for Manhattan Madam May Be Disbarred
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Manhattan Madam

Summary: Attorney Anthony Ngula Luti was hired to take care of a payment by an adult film company to his client, the former Manhattan Madam, but kept the money.

Kristin Davis, aka the Manhattan Madam, has had a hard time following the law in the past but she is about to get a little payback. A former attorney of the madam famous for running a high-end prostitution ring in New York City may be disbarred for keeping money Davis gave him to pay an account.


Los Angeles attorney Anthony Ngula Luti represented Davis once in 2009 and 2010, according to the State Bar Court of California. They found that he “took money meant to pay a former madam of prostitution for services to an adult film company.” The bar has recommended disbarment for Luti.

Luti was hired to manage the escrow account intended to cover payment to her “for services to Vivid Entertainment,” a Valley-based adult video company. The connection between Davis and Vivid could not be determined by the bar. There was no record of her getting credits on their videos.

Instead of giving the payment to Davis, he kept the money. The bar alleges, “Instead of paying Davis, Luti used most of the $15,000 account to pay for his daughter’s Montessori school fees, housekeeping costs, season tickets to the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Rottweiler Club.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

He was charged with four counts of alleged misconduct, which the bar court decided was true based on the evidence. A bar spokesman explained that while the California Supreme Court has the ultimate say, they follow the bar’s recommendation about 95 percent of the time. The decision by the state Supreme Court to disbar him or not could take a month or two since there is no deadline. While the case is pending, Luti’s official state attorney profile lists him under a “consumer alert.” He is not eligible to practice law.

Davis was arrested after an investigation in 2008 determined she was running an agency of sex workers for big-name clients on Wall Street and others like New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez and soccer star David Beckham.

In 2010, she ran for governor of New York but lost. She then tried to run for New York City comptroller in 2013 but was arrested and convicted of trafficking prescription drugs. She was sent to a federal prison in Victorville after pleading guilty to one charge of four for distributing and possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance to an FBI cooperating witness.

Davis was sentenced to two years but able to serve the last third of the sentence at a halfway house. Before she got in the escort business, Davis was the vice president of a hedge fund with over $2 billion in assets.

Do you think Davis ever has a chance in politics? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

To learn more about other prostitution rings, read these articles:



Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Associate Attorney


Baltimore office of our client seeks mid-level litigation associate attorney with 3+ years of experi...

Apply Now

Junior to Mid-Level Labor Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks junior to mid-level labor associate attorney with preferabl...

Apply Now

Junior Employment Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking an attorney with 2-3 years of employment litigation, class action or...

Apply Now

Business Transactions Attorney Partner


Portland office of our client seeks business transactions attorney partner with 4+ years of experien...

Apply Now


Associate - Mid-Level - GL Group


Defense firm seeking mid-level associate for Westchester office to fill General Liability position. ...

Apply now

Mortgage Compliance Analyst


Job Description: Rubicon Mortgage Advisors LLC, a locally-owned, boutique mortgage lender is seeki...

Apply now

Litigation Legal Assistant

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Qualifications: Candidate should have 2+ years of previous experience supporting multiple atto...

Apply now

Litigation Legal Assistant (10+ Years Experience)

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Qualifications: Candidate should have 10+ years of previous experience supporting multiple att...

Apply now


To Top