ALFRED, Maine (AP) — Jurors are ready to begin deliberations in the trial of an insurance agent charged with promoting prostitution in Maine.
Prosecutors say Mark Strong Sr. was a business partner who called the shots in a paid-sex operation that allegedly operated from a Zumba fitness studio.
The defense, meanwhile, says Strong can’t be a business partner since he didn’t profit from any of the activities.
Closing arguments were delivered Tuesday, and jurors were told to return Wednesday to begin their deliberations.
The prostitution scandal attracted international attention after it was reported that Alexis Wright’s ledgers indicated she had more than 150 clients and made $150,000 over 18 months. She’ll be tried later.
Official Wire and AP
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