Lawyer Denied Request to Drop Prostitution Scandal Case 

A judge has denied a defense lawyer’s request to drop out of the trial of a man accused in connection with a prostitution scandal in Kennebunkport.Mark Strong’s lawyer told the judge Strong doesn’t have money to continue paying him, and the lawyer claims he doesn’t have the resources needed to prepare for the trial, but Justice Nancy Mills rejected the lawyer’s request on Friday.Strong is accused of helping a woman run a prostitution ring out of her Zumba dance studio.Jury selection for his trial is set for Tuesday.