Latest on Robert Kraft prostitution charges, including why he might not need to appear in court

Ryan Hannable
February 22, 2019 - 4:47 pm

On Friday morning, Robert Kraft was charged with two separate counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution as part of a sting operation in Florida where there was a six-month investigation into human traffickers who had lured women in to work as prostitutes.

So, what's next for the Patriots owner?

Via NFL Media's Mike Giardi, according to Palm Beach County state's attorney's office spokesman, the charges against Kraft are "secondary misdemeanors" with an arrest warrant expected to come Monday. It's a "capius" warrant, which is a low level warrant for misdemeanors and it won't be public record.

The penalty for each charge is up to 60 days in jail. Kraft doesn't have to appear in court if he chooses, as he can send an attorney to rep him.

Through a spokesman, Kraft has denied any illegal activity.

Related: Adam Schefter on OMF details potential penalties for Robert Kraft/Patriots following soliciting prostitution charge

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