Robert Kraft reaffirms not guilty plea, requests jury trial

Scott McLaughlin
March 26, 2019 - 3:53 pm

Robert Kraft continues to fight. In court documents filed Tuesday, lawyers for the Patriots owner reaffirmed his not guilty plea, waived his right to an arraignment, and requested a jury trial.

Kraft's arraignment was originally scheduled for this Thursday. Tuesday's filing also marks a change from previous filings in which Kraft's legal team had requested a nonjury trial.

Last week Kraft rejected an offer from prosecutors that would have had the charges of soliciting prostitution dropped in exchange for admitting he would have been found guilty in a trial.

Over the weekend Kraft's lawyer, William Burck, released a statement saying they believe the video of Kraft, which serves as evidence against him and could be released to the public, was obtained illegally.

Kraft also released his first public statement since being charged over the weekend, saying he was "truly sorry" and hopes to "regain your confidence and respect."