Here Are the Latest Developments From Robert Kraft's Court Hearing - NECN

Here Are the Latest Developments From Robert Kraft's Court Hearing

Robert Kraft did not have to appear at the hearing

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    Goodell Weighs in on Kraft Case

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made a public statement about the case against Robert Kraft in which the Patriots owner has pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting prostitution.

    (Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019)

    A pretrial hearing was held Tuesday in Florida in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's ongoing prostitution case.

    A judge granted a motion to allow Kraft's New York attorneys to appear in Florida on his behalf, as long as they take care of several outstanding paperwork issues.

    An attorney for several media outlets opposing Kraft's legal team's efforts to have video evidence suppressed also appeared in court, arguing that they should be allowed to intervene in the case.

    Kraft's lawyers said they plan to file another motion Tuesday in their efforts to keep video recordings of Kraft private. His attorneys argued in a previous finding that the video recordings were "the fruits of an unlawful sneak-and-peek search warrant."

    Robert Kraft Pleads Not Guilty, Requests Jury Trial

    [NECN] Robert Kraft Pleads Not Guilty, Requests Jury Trial

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has waived arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in connection with the soliciting prostitution case in Florida, according to court documents. He's also requested a jury trial.

    (Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019)

    Police have said there were two videos of the 77-year-old Kraft visiting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in West Palm Beach, Florida, on two different occasions. One of his alleged visits was just hours before the Patriots' AFC Championship game this year.

    Kraft has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of solicitation of another for prostitution.

    He pleaded not guilty and has denied the accusations. But he also issued a statement apologizing for "disappointing" his family, friends and fans. 

    Kraft did not have to appear at Tuesday's hearing. Another hearing at which he is expected to attend is scheduled for next week.

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