Talicia Martins, the socialite daughter of a world-famous New York City ballet couple, was nursing a ferocious drug habit when she allegedly went on a crime spree last summer with her boyfriend, robbing stores in the posh resort town of Camden Maine.
Talicia, or “Cia” as she’s known to friends, was facing from five years to 30 years in jail and fines from $5,000 to $25,000 for each burglary charge. But she’s received a sweetheart plea deal instead.
Two burglary charges were dropped and a third will be reduced to criminal tresspass if she continues substance abuse therapy and refrains from drug or alcohol use for a year, according to The Bangor Daily News.
The so-called “deferred disposition agreement” will cut her one year jail sentence to 35 days and allow her lawyer to argue for no jail time, if she meets the other terms of her sentence.
Her boyfriend and accomplice, Jacob Flanagan, 20, also of Manhattan, got the same sweet deal. He will serve 21 days in jail and two burglary charges against him will be dismissed, along with a third lowered to a criminal trespass charge, according to the paper.
They also must pay a $4,662 restitution fee related to their burglary charges, which possibly will just be deducted from her allowance.
Martins, 21, is well-known among Manhattan’s social set. She’s the daughter of Darci Kistler, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, and Peter Martins, the ballet’s retired chief choreographer.
Martins’ mother was a principal dancer for nearly three decades before she retired in 2010. Her father was ballet master in chief for 35 years. The Martins family’s net worth is estimated at around $3 million, according to published reports.
In 2013, Talicia appeared in a Vanity Fair feature on the annual Crillon Ball in Paris, where debutantes from international society are presented. Among those who attended were the daughter of then U.S. ambassador to France, Charles Rivkin, daughters of actress Roseanna Arquette and actor Sylvester Stallone, the daughters of European royalty, and the daughter of Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.
Her Instagram account (since deleted) is filled with photos from red carpet fashion events around the world. She’s often in the company of her parents.
She’s pictured with such actresses as Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively and Natalie Portman, who starred in the ballet film “Black Swan.”
Camden police were alerted to burglaries at a Smoothie Shack, Francine Bistro and Camden Cone that took place late at night on July 30 and July 31 last summer. Martins and Flanagan were caught on a surveillance camera the same night, walking down the street in the vicinity of the stores. (See below)
Flaniagan was wearing a hoodie, but Martins face was in plain sight. Her blonde hair tied in a bun. Both wore black clothing.
Police said they received an anonymous tip about the couple and both were arrested in August. They allegedly stole about $1,000, according to police report. They were initially charged with three counts of burglary as well as felony theft and criminal trespassing.
Martins had another brush with the law when police were called to her parent’s West End Avenue apartment in Manhattan in response to a possible drug overdose.
Police found needles scattered in the bathroom, kitchen and living room. They also found crack-cocaine residue and rolling papers with heroin residue, The New York Post reported. Those charges are reportedly still pending.
Drugs and alcohol were also cited by police as factors in the burglaries.
The case shows it pays to have connections… and a good lawyer.