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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 12:32 PM

Prosecutors drop charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft after cops bungled sex sting

Source: SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL

Florida prosecutors on Thursday dropped all criminal charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, ending a flawed case that began with a police prostitution sting using secret video cameras at a Palm Beach County massage parlor early last year.

State Attorney Dave Aronberg is scheduled to explain the decision during a 2:30 p.m. news briefing.

Last month, a state appellate court sided with Kraft’s arguments that Jupiter police unlawfully recorded the part-time Palm Beach resident with his clothes off at Orchids of Asia Day Spa on Jan. 19, 2019, and Jan. 20, 2019.

In charging Kraft, prosecutors said he paid in cash and then got naked for sex acts. The videotaping at the business lasted for five days, leading to the solicitation of prostitution charges against Kraft, 79, and 24 other men.

Read more: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-ne-robert-kraft-prostitution-charges-dropped-20200924-ukbylfdmojhz3p7jdaxmftq5vi-story.html



This was a ridiculous waste of tax dollars.

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Reply Prosecutors drop charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft after cops bungled sex sting (Original post)
Jose Garcia Sep 2020 OP
zaj Sep 2020 #1
Yavin4 Sep 2020 #11
empedocles Sep 2020 #2
Cattledog Sep 2020 #3
Marcuse Sep 2020 #4
bucolic_frolic Sep 2020 #5
getagrip_already Sep 2020 #12
RandiFan1290 Sep 2020 #6
Jose Garcia Sep 2020 #9
Yeehah Sep 2020 #7
FakeNoose Sep 2020 #14
Maxheader Sep 2020 #8
Jose Garcia Sep 2020 #10
pwb Sep 2020 #13
MrsCheaplaugh Sep 2020 #15
maxrandb Sep 2020 #16

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 12:43 PM

1. It should be legal and well regulated

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Response to zaj (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:20 PM

11. Keeping it illegal and unregulated puts sex workers in danger

And keeping it illegal does nothing to stop sex trafficking either.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 12:56 PM

2. ' . . . cops bungled?'

[Trump reportedly advised kraft to never plea bargain. Assured kraft he would get off ok. Also 'the prostitutes' were subsistence exploited].

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 12:57 PM

3. Trump friend gets off, literally

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 01:27 PM

4. Upon further review...

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 01:37 PM

5. What did they bungle?

Those convicted in Abscam would love to know.

I missed the sting aspect in "American Hustle". It was a big issue at the time, lost to history.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:35 PM

12. everything.....

This was an illegal and hamfisted operation from the start. They recorded everything, and the operation ran for months at multiple locations.

They recorded woman naked who got legal massages. they recorded men they never charged.

What's next, a camera in your bedroom or bathroom because they suspect you of something?

This was wrong from the inception to the end. The police should be prosecuted.

And while he is a pig, a cheat, and a fool, the cops never should have run that operation.

The only reason kraft got some justice is he has unlimited funds to fight it. The police count on you not having the resources to push back.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:06 PM

6. PBSO

trump and epstein's pedophile pal Sheriff Bradshaw

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:18 PM

9. It was the Jupiter Police Department that f'ed this up

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:13 PM

7. They bungled thinking the law applies to billionaires in the USA

I wonder if the other 24 defendants will have the charges dropped.

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 03:35 PM

14. Right - they had no idea Robert Kraft was in there

If they had known, they would have picked a different day to raid it.



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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:14 PM

8. Sure..



State Attorney Dave Aronberg is scheduled to explain the decision during a 2:30 p.m. news briefing.

says dave,,"for goodness sakes, he's a billionaire!!"

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:19 PM

10. Aronberg pushed this case through several appeals

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:43 PM

13. Privilege, Lawyers, and money got him out of this just like

We know who. Justice for thee but not me.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 03:57 PM

15. Just no privilege like rich white male privilege. nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 06:50 PM

16. French Revolution, or French Resistance. Your choice 1%

This shitshow ends with guillotines in the public square if you keep this unequal justice on steroids in place.

Us pogues can only take so much.

You better fix your shit, or the American people will fix it for you.

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