Dee Wampler filed a motion for a change of judge June 18, according to Greene County Circuit Court online records. That motion is scheduled to be taken up during a 9 a.m. hearing Friday, July 6.
Laura Fiedler, 35, and her husband, Mark, were both charged, but Wampler is representing only Mrs. Fiedler, according to court records.
Both Fiedlers claimed they were shocked to hear that prostitution was going on in the establishment (the Landmark Hotel) and thought they were just making arrangements for massages (Apparently, somebody got rubbed the wrong way.).
The following passage came from the Feb. 8 Springfield News-Leader:
But authorities say data from the cell phones of Mark and Laura Fiedler as well as the phones and testimony of several of the women thought to be involved in the alleged prostitution ring, say otherwise.The preliminary hearing for the Fiedlers is scheduled for Monday, July 16.
According to court documents, both Fiedlers received text messages and emails that indicated that sexual services were being offered.