Robert Kraft reportedly strengthens his defense in prostitution case

Ryan Hannable
March 05, 2019 - 10:34 pm

It appears Robert Kraft is ready to fight.

According to the New York Times, Kraft has hired William A. Burck, who was a lawyer in the George W. Bush White House and most recently had a role in the screening of documents related to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.

In addition, he's also hired Jack Goldberger, a Florida lawyer who defended Jeffrey Epstein. This was already reported.

Kraft has been charged with soliciting prostitution for going to Orchids of Asia day spa in Jupiter, Florida twice in a 17-hour span in late January and allegedly paying for sex.

The report says his defense could argue he did not ask anyone for sex, the police violated his Fourth Amendment rights during an improper traffic stop after the first visit, among other things.

The Patriots owner faces up to a year in jail, a $5,000 fine and 100 hours of community service, but it's highly unlikely any jail time is served. Typically first-time offenders take a fine and perform community service so the case never goes to trial.

Kraft may be pushing the case so the video that is allegedly had doesn't get released.

His first court date scheduled for March 27, although he himself does not need to appear.

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