Attorneys for Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Tuesday filed a motion in which he waived his arraignment, pleaded not guilty to all charges, and requested a jury trial.
From Palm Beach County court records: Robert Kraft waives his arraignment, pleads not guilty to all charges, and requests a jury trial. pic.twitter.com/nMhKztCodd
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Kraft, 77, was one of 25 men charged after an investigation by police into human trafficking in Palm Beach County. He faces two counts of soliciting a prostitute at a Jupiter, Florida, massage parlor.
Charging affidavits claim that investigators have video of a man identified as Kraft paying for and involved in sex acts during two visits to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa on consecutive days in January, including one on the day of the Patriots’ AFC championship game against the Chiefs in Kansas City.
Kraft reportedly rejected a plea deal that would have seen him serve 100 hours of community service, pay $10,000 in fines and attend a class on the negative effects of prostitution in exchange for admitting he would be found guilty of the charges in court.
He was scheduled to face an arraignment hearing in the case Thursday.