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Robert Kraft rejects prosecutors’ deal in prostitution case

Mark Humphrey | AP
Mark Humphrey | AP
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches as players warm up during a practice Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis.

BOSTON — Patriots owner Robert Kraft reportedly rejected an offer that would have allowed him to avoid prostitution charges in exchange for admitting that a court likely would have found him guilty, according to WBZ-TV.

According to WBZ-TV, Kraft has also filed a motion to suppress video evidence.

The Palm Beach State Attorney says it offered Kraft, and 24 other men, the standard diversion program, which is offered to first time offenders.

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The men would have to admit they would be found guilty, perform 100 hours of community service, attend a class on the dangers of prostitution and pay $5,000 per count.

Kraft was charged last month after he visited a Florida massage parlor and allegedly paid for sex acts the weekend of the AFC Championship Game.

An investigative reporter for ESPN stated that Kraft’s legal team filed a motion to suppress video evidence in the case.

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Police said Kraft was caught on camera inside Orchids of Asia allegedly receiving sex acts, then handing cash to women before leaving, according to WBZ-TV.

On Wednesday, the Boston Globe reported Kraft rejected the plea deal. Kraft’s legal team is still negotiating with prosecutors, the Globe reported.

Kraft previously released a statement denying he broke any laws.

Kraft’s case is due in a Florida courtroom on March 28, according to WBZ-TV.

 



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