Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

A warrant is out for Kraft's arrest in Jupiter, Florida

Joe DiBiase
February 22, 2019 - 12:33 pm

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Police in Jupiter, Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with two counts of soliciting prostitution.

The charges come after police discovered massage parlors being used for prostitution and human trafficking. Jupiter police chief Daniel Kerr says there is video evidence of Kraft involved in sex acts in a massage parlor on two separate occasions. A warrant will be issued for Kraft's arrest, and his attorneys will be notified.

A spokesperson for Kraft says that they "categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further"

The entire sting in Jupiter has led to over 200 other arrest warrents being issued with more to be expected.

All of this comes not even a month after the Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl, all of which have come under Kraft's ownership.

Kraft was originally married to his wife, Myra Hiatt, until her death in 2011. He has been dating 39-year-old actress Ricki Noel Lander since 2012.

He is the 79th richest man in the country, according to Forbes, with an estimated net worth at $6.6 billion.

The NFL did release a brief statement on the issue, saying, “the NFL is aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments.”

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