For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: June 13, 2003

Former Operator of Aanuu Ecstasy Escort Service Sentenced

(Boise) - Taya Grazian, also known as Maxine Grazian, 45, of Boise, could serve up to ten years in prison, said Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. Fourth District Judge Michael McLaughlin sentenced Grazian for attempted procurement of prostitution and procurement of prostitution.

Grazian’s prison sentence was suspended. She was ordered to serve 180 days in the Ada County Jail and placed on probation for 10 years. Judge McLaughlin fined Grazian $10,000.

An Ada County jury convicted Grazian on March 19, 2003, on three counts of attempted procurement of prostitution and two counts of procurement of prostitution. Grazian operated Aanuu Ecstasy, an escort service in Boise.

Grazian was arrested April 24, 2002, following an investigation by the Canyon and Ada County sheriffs’ offices. The Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed a complaint charging her with one count of procurement of prostitution. The case was then referred to the Attorney General's Office for further investigation and prosecution.

The Special Prosecutions Unit of the Attorney General's Criminal Law Division took the case at the request of Ada County Prosecuting Attorney Greg Bower. Deputy Attorneys General J. Scott James and Ken Robins prosecuted the case.

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