Lawyers regroup as prostitution trial resumes

8:36 PM, Feb 20, 2013   |    comments
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ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A Maine judge is convening lawyers for two defendants in a prostitution scandal at a Zumba studio to determine how the case will proceed following a lengthy delay.

Jury selection has been on hold for more than three weeks in the trial of Mark Strong Sr. after a judge dismissed 46 counts alleging violation of privacy of prostitution clients. The married insurance business owner still faces 13 other counts dealing with promotion of prostitution.

Both Strong and Alexis Wright, who ran a fitness studio in Kennebunk, have pleaded not guilty. She'll be tried later.

Among the matters to be taken up Tuesday is a motion by Strong's attorney to lift a gag order on attorneys. The earliest that jury selection could resume is Wednesday.

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