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No High-Profile Names Released as Clients of D.C. Prostitution Ring

Deborah Jeane Palfrey, a 51-year-old Washington, D.C. woman accused of running a prostitution ring, did not reveal any big name clients during a Friday TV interview. Palfrey appeared on ABC's "20/20" and claimed she was running a legal escort service.

No links could be made between records that Palfrey provided and any members of Congress or The White House, the AP reported. However, some of the records did link to prominent businessmen, NASA officials, and millitary officers, although these names were not released.

ABC decided to take what they called a "conservative" approach, according to a New York Times report.

“Our decision at the end was not to name any names,? said Brian Ross, the news correspondent who presented the segment. “Based on our reporting it turned out not to be as newsworthy as we thought in terms of the names.?