A manager of a spa used as a front for prostitution has pleaded guilty and faces up to 45 years in prison.
Tammy L. Schuck, 43, is the fourth person to plead guilty out of five people federally indicted in the spa case.
The fifth, Tabatha Ashburn, is also expected to plead guilty, according to federal prosecutor John Higgins.
Schuck pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy, inducement to interstate travel for illegal sexual conduct and a money laundering conspiracy.
In pleading guilty, Schuck admitted to running one of three related “spas,” which prosecutors say she bought from William “Randy” Knox.
Knox was sentenced last month to one year in prison, a $100,000 fine and two years of probation.
A third woman, Kim Bivens, previously pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy and was sentenced to 37 months in prison.
The fifth defendant, Christopher J. Tierney, pleaded guilty to conspiracy last month. He awaits sentencing.
The spas' employees and customers have not been charged.
Schuck is scheduled to be sentenced in December. She could receive up to 45 years in prison plus probation and a fine of up to $1 million.