PORTLAND - The lawyer for Mark Strong wants to withdraw a week before the trial.
Attorney Dan Lilley had been representing the Thomaston businessman associated with the Kennebunk prostitution scandal.
Lilley says Strong is broke and can no longer afford to pay him.
Justice Nancy Mills told the lawyer to put the request in writing and she'll take it under advisement.
Strong faces 59 counts including promotion of prostitution and invasion of privacy.