By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not have to go to jail. In fact, his charges following a sex sting in Florida has been dropped.
While he will not face punishment in the court of law, the long-time owner may face punishment from the NFL. It could be a substantial fine.
Kraft was facing a misdemeanor charge. The Florida prosecutors involved in the case say that the “courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex.”
In August, the Florida 4th District Court of Appeal found that the Jupiter Police Department violated Kraft’s rights, according to ESPN. The Court of Appeals found that Kraft and others had their rights violated when there were video cameras installed inside massage rooms at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.
This video in question was the video that was blocked by the court.
The video in question was the only evidence that the Florida prosecutors had against the individuals that they caught in their sting.
The prosecutors have decided not to pursue the decision to appeal it through a higher court. In fact, the prosecutors said, according to ESPN, that there could have been “broader, negative implications” in “future law enforcement investigations” if their case failed in the Florida Supreme Court.
“These attorneys determined that review was unlikely and raised concerns that a decision by the Florida Supreme Court against the State on these case facts could have broader, negative implications beyond the limited facts of this case, which could affect law enforcement efforts in the future,” Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office said in the written statement.
Kraft’s attorneys do not want the videos to leak out to the general public. They have argued to have the video destroyed.
In February 2019, Kraft and others were named and charged following a sex sting operation in Florida. The authorities alleged that Kraft paid for sex on multiple days at the Spa.
Kraft did apologize for his actions. The Patriots pled not guilty at the time of the charges.
According to Forbes, Kraft is worth $7 billion. At this time, no one, who was charged in this involvement, has been convicted in the case.
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