NY Confidential was a New York escort service that operated from late 2003 until January 2005, when it was raided and the owner arrested. The case was heavily publicized in the New York yellow press.
The agency was founded by Jason Itzler (born 1967 as Jason Sylk), who previously had gone bankrupt with phone sex and webcam porn businesses. After an attempt to smuggle Ecstasy into the U.S. from Amsterdam in the late 1990s, he received a 5 year sentence and was paroled after having served 17 months. He started the agency while still under parole, subsequently living a heavy-spending lifestyle and promoting himself as "King of all Pimps".
The actress Natalie McLennan (born c. 1980 in Montreal) started to work for NY Confidential in 2004 as "Natalia", and was heavily promoted by Itzler on escort review sites where she received several high ratings by satisfied customers. She would reportedly charge up to $2000 per hour, with 45% for her, 45% for the agency and 10% for the booker. Itzler and McLennan eventually got engaged. In addition to the out-call business, the agency also ran a harem-like loft in TriBeCa, subject of the 4-episode reality TV series Inside New York Confidential (2004). The police arrested Itzler and several employees in January 2005.
In the summer of 2005 McLennan talked about her experiences at the agency in a major New York magazine article and on CNN, saying that she enjoyed the work. The police used these public statements against her, and she was arrested in October 2005 for prostitution and money laundering.
In January 2007, after a plea bargain, Itzler was sentenced to a year and a half to three years in prison for money laundering and attempted promotion of prostitution.
As of 2008, McLennan had returned to Canada. A forthcoming biography from her is due in the fall of this year. It's working title is "The Price".
Itzler claims that Ashley Alexandra Dupré, the call girl and aspiring singer at the center of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal once worked for Itzler's New York Confidential.