Kraft pleads not responsible to solicitation fees
FOXBOROUGH, Mass.– New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft has pleaded not responsible to solicitation fees.
In a courtroom submitting, Kraft’s attorneys have requested a non-jury trial.
Authorities say Kraft visited a Florida therapeutic massage parlor for intercourse acts on the morning of the AFC Championship Recreation, which he attended in Kansas Metropolis later that day.
In accordance with paperwork launched by the Palm Seashore State Lawyer’s Workplace on Monday, it was the second go to by Kraft to the parlor in lower than 24 hours.
The paperwork say Kraft arrived on the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in a chauffeured 2015 blue Bentley at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20. He was videotaped receiving oral and handbook intercourse from a lady on the spa in Jupiter. Officers say he gave her a $100 invoice and one other invoice earlier than leaving at 11:15 a.m.
The AFC Championship Recreation in opposition to the host Chiefs kicked off at 6:40 p.m. ET. Kraft, who can also be the proprietor of the New England Revolution of MLS, was in attendance.
The 77-year-old Kraft, who was additionally seen soliciting prostitution on video surveillance simply 17 hours earlier on Jan. 19, was formally charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation, Palm Seashore State Lawyer Dave Aronberg introduced Monday.
A courtroom date was initially set for 8:30 a.m. ET on April 24, however has since been moved to March 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Kraft may have a “low level” arrest warrant issued in his title — much like a visitors ticket — and he won’t want to look in courtroom. Kraft has employed Jack Goldberger of agency Atterbury, Goldberger & Weiss to signify him within the course of.
If convicted, Kraft might face one yr in jail, a $5,000 fantastic, 100 hours of neighborhood service and attendance in a human trafficking risks class.
In a press release Friday, when the character of the costs have been first introduced, a spokesperson for Kraft mentioned they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.”