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Robert Kraft among some 200 men charged in Jupiter, FL prostitution bust

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Robert Kraft among some 200 men charged in Jupiter, FL prostitution bust

Robert Kraft, president of New England Patriots (Credit: patriots.com)

Robert Kraft, president of New England Patriots (Credit: patriots.com)

Robert Kraft, president of New England Patriots (Credit: patriots.com)

Robert Kraft, president of New England Patriots (Credit: patriots.com)

Jonathan Cannon, Staff Writer

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On Monday, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was officially charged with two first-degree misdemeanor counts of soliciting a person to commit prostitution. This marks the end of a long investigation carried out by law enforcement at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.

There are almost 200 men who have been charged, and according to sources, Robert Kraft is not the biggest name involved. Rumors from Tiger Woods to President Trump have floated around because both men have houses within a driving distance of the spa. However,  a state attorney is blocking the release of many names so the biggest names might remain a mystery for some time, if not forever.

However, some of the other big names that have been released are John Havens, former president, and chief operating officer of Citigroup. Another big name is John Childs, founder of JW Childs Associates, with an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion. Childs is also very influential in the political world as he donating an estimated $4.3 million in the last election cycle, according to Business Insider. Childs donated almost $250,000 of that money to America’s First Action, which is a PAC that supported Donald Trump in the last election.

Robert Kraft visited the spa on the day of the AFC Championship game and was caught on surveillance video receiving sexual acts in the spa multiple times, according to the state attorneys. However, the game was in Kansas City, so it is assumed after his 11:00 a.m. appointment, he then boarded his plane to Kansas City where he watched the Patriots beat the Chiefs in overtime. If convicted, Kraft could face six months probation, 60 days in jail, and a fine.

Since the charges, Kraft’s representatives have denied the charges and the matter will go to a court hearing where he could be indicted for the charges. Right now Kraft’s court date is set for March 27 at 8:00 a.m.

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Jonathan Cannon, Staff Writer

This is Jonathan's first year on the Accolade Staff and he is a staff Writer. Jonathan specializes in writing about sports and food tours. He really likes...

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