A High Price to Pay

Heidi Fleiss's stiff three-year sentence has feminists, sympathizers and even some of her jurors in a furor

These days Heidi Fleiss greets her paying customers with a chirpy "Hi, can I help you?" Typically the first response is a double take as customers grasp that it's really her -- the notorious Hollywood Madam -- there among the boxer shorts and athletic gear at the Heidi Wear shop in Pasadena, California. The second response is to ask Fleiss to autograph their purchases, then to cluck sympathetically about her recent conviction on three counts of pandering and denounce her mandatory sentence of three years as a waste of taxpayer money. Fleiss has heard it all. But last week it was...

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