Morgan Stanley said it has placed broker David S. Walker on leave, after prosecutors said a 44-year-old mother of four accused of running a brothel had visited the firm to discuss an online prostitution venture.

Manhattan prosecutors arrested Anna Gristina of Monroe, New York, on February 22 on charges of promoting prostitution. She pleaded not guilty. During her February 23 arraignment, prosecutors said she was arrested after meeting a Morgan Stanley employee at one of the firm's Manhattan offices to discuss an online venture for matching male clients with female prostitutes.

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