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Fitness Instructor Pleads Guilty in Prostitution Case, May Sell Story

Fitness instructor Alexis Wright pleaded guilty to 20 counts after negotiating a plea agreement that calls for a 10-month sentence. Wright is scheduled to be sentenced May 31.

The Zumba instructor charged in a Maine prostitution case pled guilty to 20 counts last week, and after serving her sentence, she may sell her story.

Alexis Wright made the pleas Friday in a Portland, ME, courtroom after negotiating a plea agreement that calls for a 10-month sentence, the Associated Press reported. Wright is scheduled to be sentenced May 31.

The counts included engaging in prostitution, promotion of prostitution, conspiracy, tax evasion and theft by deception. Wright was originally charged with 106 counts. All the counts in the plea agreement, according to the Associated Press, were misdemeanors, including three counts relating to welfare and tax fraud that were reduced from felonies.

Mark Strong, the insurance agent Wright was accused of conspiring with in the prostitution business from her fitness studio, was sentenced on March 21 to 20 days in jail and fined $3,000 after he was convicted of 13 counts.

Today, the Associated Press reported that Wright could sell her story in the form of an interview, book or TV or movie script. There is nothing in Maine state law nor in the plea agreement reached with prosecutors that would prevent Wright from selling her story, the AP reported.

"I don't know when and to whom Alexis will choose to tell her story," Wright's defense attorney, Sarah Churchill, told the AP, "but I think that it is a decision that should be fairly left to her in its entirety."

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