BOSTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) — A federal gag order that has barred a former Boston prostitute from revealing the name of one of her wealthy clients will expire early next year.
The Boston Herald said Michelle Robinson, 32, who now lives in Georgia, will have completed three years of probation Feb. 23 and — barring any roadblock from the judge — will legally be able to reveal the name of the man who turned her in to police.
The married businessman went to police after Robinson demanded $1 million to keep secret their sex-for-hire relationship, which ran from 2007 to 2008. Robinson was ordered to pay $280,000 restitution to the man for money he had already paid her to keep quiet, the newspaper said.
In 2009, U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf made federal prosecutors submit a list of everyone who knew the identity of the man, described as a philanthropist in his 60s. The judge warned they would face contempt charges if they revealed his name.