September 29, 1996 in Nation/World

Fleiss Arrested For Failing Drug Test

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Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was behind bars Saturday after she allegedly failed a drug test and was arrested on suspicion of violating the terms of her bail.

Fleiss was arrested at her Santa Monica lingerie shop Friday night after a routine drug test indicated that she had been using methamphetamine, said U.S. Deputy Marshal Chris Daniels, who arrested Fleiss. The drug test was required by federal court under the terms of Fleiss’ bail while she awaits sentencing for tax fraud and money laundering, Daniels said.

Fleiss was convicted last year on federal charges involving a scheme to avoid paying taxes on hundreds of thousands of dollars of profits from her call-girl ring.

Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday.


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