An arrest warrant against Robert Kraft is expected Monday as the NFL issued a statement regarding the charges against him. Patriots of New England owner, one of the most powerful men in the league.
Kraft is faces two counts of solicitation of a prostitute connected to a sting in a massage parlor in Jupiter, Florida.
"Our policy of personal conduct applies to everyone in the world. NFL. We will treat this allegation in the same way that we would deal with any problem within our policy, "the league release said. "We are trying to understand the facts, while being careful not to interfere with an ongoing investigation by law enforcement. We will take appropriate action based on the facts, if necessary. "
Kraft and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sometimes had chilly relationships, especially during the infamous Deflategate survey Quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for four games, but the negotiations also took place and the CBA agreement was signed with the players in a lockout in 2011.
Kraft, 77, reportedly paid for sex at Orchids of Asia Day Spa, one of 10 closed massage parlors in the Jupiter area after a lengthy survey showed that women in the spas were sex workers, according to the authorities. Kraft reportedly visited the spa twice, according to the forces of the order. Some of the women involved in the case have reportedly been trafficked.
If he is found guilty of misdemeanor charges, he incurs a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $ 500 fine as a primary offender. He could also be disciplined by the NFL. Kraft, who also owns the MLS franchise of the New England Revolution, denied the charges Friday afternoon. "We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft has engaged in any illegal activity," a Kraft spokesman said in a statement. "Because it's a court case, we will not make any other comments."
At a press conference Friday, the authorities said that much of their evidence in the investigation came from cameras worn on officers' uniforms and surveillance carried out by police officers. hidden cameras in the day spa. The cameras filmed alleged sexual acts committed inside the spa, including those involving Kraft.