FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft has pleaded not responsible to solicitation fees.
In a court docket 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 Seaside County 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 guide intercourse from a girl 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 towards the host Chiefs kicked off at 6:40 p.m. ET. Kraft, who can be the proprietor of the New England Revolution of MLS, was in attendance.
Kraft, who additionally was 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 Seaside County State Lawyer Dave Aronberg introduced Monday.
A court docket date was initially set for eight:30 a.m. ET on April 24, however has since been moved to March 27 at eight:30 a.m.
Kraft, 77, could have a “low degree” arrest warrant issued in his identify — much like a site visitors ticket — and he won’t want to look in court docket. Kraft has employed Jack Goldberger of agency Atterbury, Goldberger & Weiss to characterize him within the course of.
If convicted, Kraft may face one yr in jail, a $5,000 high quality, 100 hours of neighborhood service and attendance in a human trafficking risks class.
In a press release Friday, when the character of the fees had been first introduced, a spokesperson for Kraft stated they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any criminal activity.”