Zumba Madam Sentenced

    FILE - In this March 13, 2013 file photo, Alexis Wright, 30, leaves the Cumberland County Courthouse, after prosecutors and Wright's defense lawyer concluded their first round of settlement discussions in the case of the Zumba fitness instructor charged with prostitution and tax and welfare violations in Portland, Maine. Emails and text messages show Wright, the Maine fitness instructor who ran a prostitution operation out of her Zumba studio, had as many as five clients a day and wanted her co-conspirator monitoring the trysts. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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    Zumba instructor Alexis Wright was sentenced today to 10 months in jail for running a prostitution ring out of her fitness studio. Pretty sure the workout brand didn’t have this in mind with its motto “Ditch the Workout, Join the Party,” but court records show the 30-year-old madam operated a brothel where she secretly videotaped high-profile clients including a former mayor and a minister. Wright pocketed $150,000 over an 18-month period, all while collecting welfare. For anyone looking for a new workout routine, might we suggest Prancercise?

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