Police: Maine Zumba defendant deleted emails
A state police detective also testified that 41 items — including much of the computer equipment and hard drives — remained in state police custody but that one hard drive was included in 45 items that were placed in the custody of Kennebunk police investigator Audra Presby.
The defense contends police targeted Strong, who held a private investigator's license, because he was looking into unprofessional conduct by Presby and other Kennebunk officers. The hard drive that ended up with Presby contained details of Strong's investigation, the defense says.
Strong helped Wright launch her Pura Vida dance-fitness studio by co-signing for her lease and loaning money with commercial notes that she repaid with interest. He contends he didn't know anything about allegations of prostitution.
The prostitution scandal attracted international attention after it was reported that Wright had ledgers indicating she made $150,000 over 18 months and had more than 150 clients, some of them prominent.
Strong and Wright have pleaded not guilty. Wright will be tried later for dozens of charges that include prostitution and tax violations.
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