On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that prosecutors in Palm Beach County, Florida, had offered New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other "Johns" in the wide-ranging prostitution and human trafficking case a deal that would lead to charges being dropped.
Kraft pled not guilty to the charges, which stem from a widespread prostitution sting that targeted multiple Florida massage parlors, and denied involvement in "any illegal activity" through a spokesperson. If convicted, the charges usually carry a sentence of 60 days in a county jail, according to Palm Beach Attorney's Office spokesman Mike Edmonson.
The deferred prosecution deal offered to Kraft and others is a bit unusual in that it requires those charged to review the evidence in the case and agree that if it went to trial, they would be found guilty of prostitution solicitation. It does not look like Kraft will be taking them up on the deal.Читайте также: Rory McIlroy pulls off stunning victory in Players Championship
Kraft's attorney, Jack Goldberger, did not reply to requests to comment Tuesday.
Kraft is said to have visited the Day Spa twice to receive paid sexual acts, even on the same day as his New England Patriots got set to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. According to Quinn, law enforcement officials expected the "extremely graphic" footage to be released under Florida's public records law, which could be an incentive for Kraft to take a plea deal.
Kraft is scheduled to appear in court on March 28. Since the case is active and prosecution is pending, police can not release evidence publicly at this time.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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