PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The prostitution scandal involving a Zumba instructor in a postcard-perfect Maine town is rapidly drawing to a close.
The final five cases await resolution and that could happen in coming weeks, either with pleas or trials. Prosecutors anticipate no further charges because judges ruled that the woman at the heart of the scandal, Alexis Wright, cannot be forced to testify.
The allegations in Kennebunk, Maine, captured international attention a year ago with reports that as many as 100 to 150 names were on a ledger and that clients were videotaped without their knowledge.
Charges were brought against 68 people accused of being clients. There have been 61 convictions and one acquittal. Charges were dropped in one case. Wright pleaded guilty and is due to be released from jail this year.
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