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Fitness instructor going to prison for prostitution

Posted at 2:17 PM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 14:17:21-04

PORTLAND, Maine (CBS) – Alexis Wright, a Zumba fitness instructor from Maine was sentenced Friday in a Portland courtroom for using her studio as a front for prostitution.

Under a plea agreement, Wright will spend 10 months in jail for 20 counts including prostitution, conspiracy, tax evasion and theft by deception.

The 30-year-old Wright was accused of conspiring with an insurance business owner to run a prostitution business out of her Zumba studio in Kennebunk where which she videotaped clients without their knowledge.

Wright also kept detailed records indicating she made $150,000 tax-free while collecting welfare over an 18-month period.

Prosecutors will seek restitution of $57,280 under a court agreement.