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Zumba Prostitution Scandal: Maine Supreme Court may decide whether to release names of suspected "johns" today

Alexis Wright, 29, turns towards her attorney Sarah Churchill, left, during her arraignment Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 in Portland, Maine on 109 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, tax evasion and other charges for allegedly providing sex for money at her Kennebunk fitness studio and office. Wright pleaded not guilty on charges she ran a prostitution business out of her Kennebunk Zumba studio and secretly filmed her encounters. (AP Photo/Joel Page) Joel Page

Alexis Wright turns towards her attorney during her arraignment on Oct. 9
AP Photo/Joel Page

(CBS/AP) PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Supreme Court may decide Monday whether to publicly release the names of clients in the alleged Zumba prostitution scandal in the quiet town of Kennebunk, Maine.

Pictures: Zumba instructor accused of prostitution

The Kennebunk Police Department declined to release any of the more than 150 names of suspected clients on Friday on the behest of a pending appeal aimed at keeping the list confidential. The appeal seeking an expedited hearing was brought on behalf of two of the men who are on the list.

Attorney Stephen Schwartz said he doesn't believe the state can prove the charges and that releasing the names will cause "devastating consequences."

Alexis Wright, a 29-year-old Zumba instructor, has pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, invasion of privacy and other charges. Her business partner, Mark Strong, also has pleaded not guilty to 59 misdemeanor counts.

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