New England Patriots owner to reject plea deal on prostitution charges

Robert Kraft

Sources said that the two sides were continuing to negotiate and that Kraft had not rejected the deal outright. Kraft, 77, faces two charges of soliciting a prostitute, over allegations he twice paid attendants at a Jupiter, Florida, massage parlour in January for sex acts.

Robert Kraft and dozens of other men were implicated in a prostitution ring at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.

"We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity", a spokesperson for Kraft said on Feb 22.

A spokesman for the Florida prosecutors said Tuesday if Kraft does not accept this deal, they plan on taking it to trail. 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. He'd also need to complete a course about prostitution, put in 100 hours of community service, be screened for sexually transmitted diseases, and pay $5,000 for each of the two counts of solicitation against him.

If he does accept the deal, however, the video evidence would likely be sealed under state law. No one has accepted the deal as of Tuesday evening.

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He said: 'The wicked person who martyred 49 brothers and sisters is saying that we can stay on the [Asian] side, we cannot pass to the European side.

None of Kraft's three primary defense attorneys immediately responded to a request for comment.

On Wednesday, Quinn tweeted that the National Football League has investigators in Jupiter and West Palm Beach, trying to find out if there is more to the Kraft story than is already known, like whether he'd visited Orchids of Asia on other occasions or other parlors. "We are all held to a higher standard and must conduct ourselves in a way that is responsible, promotes the values of the National Football League, and is lawful". He fined them $250,000, and coach Bill Belichick $500,000, for spying on an opponent's defensive signals in 2007.

The Robert Kraft prostitution case will continue to play out.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kraft's then-NFL record $175 million purchase of the Patriots in 1994.

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