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Two-Year-Old Observer Story About Soccer Mom Madam Incorrectly Named Post Editor

Remember that story about Anna Gristina, the “Soccer Mom Madam” who pleaded guilty to running a high-end call-girl ring on the Upper East Side and whose clients were, as the New York Post put it, “powerful politicians, top-law enforcement, influential lawyers, bankers, entertainment execs and Fortune 500 businessmen”?

On March 29, 2012, the Observer ran a story that suggested the New York Post’s editor in chief, Col Allan, was among the “powerful men found in transcripts of the surveillance audio from the five-year-long investigation” of Ms. Gristina. Our story reported that “Ms. Gristina reportedly boasted of her years-long close association with the editor, whom she referred to as a ‘very, very good friend.'”

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