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Jose Garcia

(2,695 posts)
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 01:32 PM Sep 2020

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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Prosecutors drop charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft after cops bungled sex sting (Original Post) Jose Garcia Sep 2020 OP
It should be legal and well regulated zaj Sep 2020 #1
Keeping it illegal and unregulated puts sex workers in danger Yavin4 Sep 2020 #11
' . . . cops bungled?' empedocles Sep 2020 #2
Trump friend gets off, literally Cattledog Sep 2020 #3
Upon further review... Marcuse Sep 2020 #4
What did they bungle? bucolic_frolic Sep 2020 #5
everything..... getagrip_already Sep 2020 #12
PBSO RandiFan1290 Sep 2020 #6
It was the Jupiter Police Department that f'ed this up Jose Garcia Sep 2020 #9
They bungled thinking the law applies to billionaires in the USA Yeehah Sep 2020 #7
Right - they had no idea Robert Kraft was in there FakeNoose Sep 2020 #14
Sure.. Maxheader Sep 2020 #8
Aronberg pushed this case through several appeals Jose Garcia Sep 2020 #10
Privilege, Lawyers, and money got him out of this just like pwb Sep 2020 #13
Just no privilege like rich white male privilege. nt MrsCheaplaugh Sep 2020 #15
French Revolution, or French Resistance. Your choice 1% maxrandb Sep 2020 #16

Yavin4

(35,560 posts)
11. Keeping it illegal and unregulated puts sex workers in danger
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 03:20 PM
Sep 2020

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

empedocles

(15,751 posts)
2. ' . . . cops bungled?'
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 01:56 PM
Sep 2020

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

bucolic_frolic

(44,534 posts)
5. What did they bungle?
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:37 PM
Sep 2020

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.

getagrip_already

(15,680 posts)
12. everything.....
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 03:35 PM
Sep 2020

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.

Yeehah

(4,682 posts)
7. They bungled thinking the law applies to billionaires in the USA
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 03:13 PM
Sep 2020

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

FakeNoose

(33,843 posts)
14. Right - they had no idea Robert Kraft was in there
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 04:35 PM
Sep 2020

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



Maxheader

(4,381 posts)
8. Sure..
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 03:14 PM
Sep 2020


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!!"

pwb

(11,755 posts)
13. Privilege, Lawyers, and money got him out of this just like
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 03:43 PM
Sep 2020

We know who. Justice for thee but not me.

maxrandb

(15,623 posts)
16. French Revolution, or French Resistance. Your choice 1%
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:50 PM
Sep 2020

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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