Patriots owner Kraft offered plea deal in prostitution case
- Author: Steve Townsend Mar 22, 2019,
Mar 22, 2019, 3:25
When his name first surfaced last month in connection with the investigation, his spokeswoman, Stacey James, said in a statement that "w$3 e categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity".
Emily Smith of the New York Post shared a similar report, saying there was "absolutely no way" Kraft would accept such a deal.
Prosecutors reportedly offered to drop the misdemeanor charges if Kraft agreed to a fine, community service and an admission of guilt. Kraft's attorneys are now negotiating with prosecutors over a potential plea deal and the viability of the state's case. Sources said that the two sides were continuing to negotiate and that Kraft had not rejected the deal outright.
Police contend that Kraft was filmed twice receiving paid sexual acts at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.
That includes the hidden camera footage from inside Orchids of Asia Spa in Jupiter, FL.
Jack Goldberger, a lawyer representing Kraft in the case, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday afternoon. In addition to avoiding punishment from the NFL, Quinn says it's "personally important" to Kraft to not admit to a crime, "even if he doesn't dispute basic facts". "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".
Kraft is said to be especially concerned about having his name connected to accusations of sex trafficking.
The Robert Kraft prostitution case will continue to play out.