NEW YORK (September 25, 2012)—Anna Gristina, a suburban mother of four accused of running an upscale escort service in New York City, pleaded guilty Tuesday to promoting prostitution.
A judge said Tuesday that Gristina will be sentenced Nov. 20 to time served and probation as part of a plea deal and warned she could also be deported.
Gristina was arrested in February and spent four months in jail before she was released on $250,000 bond in June.
The charge stemmed from a July 2011 tryst that authorities say she arranged involving two women and an officer posing as a client.
Prosecutors say Gristina had a roster of wealthy, well-placed clients and boasted of law-enforcement connections during 15 years in a business that made her millions.
She said she was merely starting a dating service.
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