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Milwaukee woman sentenced in North Dakota oil patch ring

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -

A Milwaukee woman accused of being part of a prostitution ring in the North Dakota oil patch has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Authorities say 38-year-old Rasheda Ross was involved in a commercial sex operation that advertised online and did business out of a Williston hotel. They say she also conspired to extort $65,000 from a Williston man.

The Williston Herald reports Ross on Monday pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution and theft under a plea deal with prosecutors. Judge Paul Jacobson issued a one-year suspended jail sentence and ordered Ross to repay the extortion victim.

Ross could have faced up to 40 years in prison under the original charges.

A second Milwaukee woman charged in the extortion attempt has a change-of-plea hearing July 11.

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