“Why Sibley would have possession of subpoenaed records in a case from which he has been terminated and why he would not instead have turned all copies of them over to the defendant’s continuing counsel of record is not set forth in the motion,” Roberts wrote.
Sibley, who had no comment on the ruling, has said he has for years sat on the records, which include 815 names of Palfrey’s former clients, as well as the phone records of 40 other escort services operating in the Washington area. Restraining orders stemming from the case forbid him from airing them.
But this week, he indicated that at least one of the names could be related to the presidential campaigns underway.
“I’ll sleep better at night knowing that I tried to do what I thought was appropriate in the situation,” he said.