Robert Kraft rejects prosecutors' deal in prostitution case

Virginia Santiago
March 21, 2019

CNN reported on Wednesday that, according to their source, Kraft will reject the deal and move forward with his defense.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives for the 89th Academy Awards Oscars Vanity Fair Party in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 26, 2017.

"This is a standard first-time offender plea offer", Edmondson said. It also is a warning shot to prosecutors that Kraft's legal team will try to go after the state's case by saying there was no probable cause to collect the evidence in the first place.

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Because of Florida law, law enforcement officials expect that the video could be made public, but Quinn wrote that Kraft is expected to file a motion requesting that the videos remain sealed; if Kraft or others reach diversion agreements, the videos would be sealed anyway.

ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn said a motion filed Wednesday by Kraft's attorneys is meant to make sure the video, which he said has been described as "graphic and damning", never is released.

Police, on the other hand, claim that they have video evidence that Kraft paid for and was on the receiving end of sexual acts at the spa.

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Kraft entered a not guilty plea after being charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution at a day spa in Jupiter, Fla.

The 77-year-old Kraft's arraignment is set for March 28. According to court documents, the Patriots owner initially pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied participating in any illegal activities.

As we reported, cops placed cameras inside the spa and say they have video of Kraft making 2 visits to the spa.

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