Omaha Woman Sentenced for Prostitution Ring
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 01, 2011|
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Janna Wasko, 39, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on December 1, 2011 by Chief United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon, in Omaha, Nebraska to a term of six months in the Bureau of Prisons and six months of home confinement. Ms. Wasko previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit various prostitution offenses during 1997 to 2009.
Ms. Wasko cooperated with authorities in the prosecution. She testified at a sentencing hearing in October 2011 regarding one of her co-defendants, Richard Costanzo. Following that hearing, Judge Bataillon found that Mr. Costanzo had knowingly caused a minor to engage in prostitution. Mr. Costanzo was later sentenced to 96 months in prison.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, the Omaha Police Department, and the Council Bluffs Police Department.