PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — There may be a plea deal in the works for the business partner of a Zumba dance instructor charged with running a prostitution business from her Kennebunk studio.
Mark Strong Sr.’s defense lawyer will join prosecutors Friday for a settlement conference in Superior Court in Portland. Also up for discussion is a request by Strong’s attorney to withdraw.
The 57-year-old Strong is scheduled to go on trial Tuesday on 59 misdemeanor charges of conspiring with Zumba instructor Alexis Wright to run a prostitution business.
Defense lawyer Dan Lilley told The Portland Press Herald that he’s seeking a settlement that spares his client from being sentenced to jail. Assistant District Attorney Justina McGettigan declined to comment Thursday on any specific proposals.