New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged In Florida Prostitution Sting

New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged In Florida Prostitution Sting

Police announced in a press conference Friday morning that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in a prostitution bust in Jupiter, Florida.

Police said there’s evidence of two separate incidents involving Kraft, who has owned the Patriots for 25 years. Overall, 25 people are being charged in the bust.

CBS Miami reporter Jim DeFede provided additional details of the charges:

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

UPDATE: A spokesman for Kraft has released a statement addressing the charges.

“We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”

Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post notes:

As NPR reported last month, illegal visa overstays far exceeded unauthorized border crossings for the past seven years. For all of Trump’s scare stories about women tied up and thrown in the backs of vans to be driven across open stretches of desert, the reality is that most victims of human trafficking come to America through legal means such as visas.

Kraft is a long-time friend of President Trump. The Patriots owner says that Trump constantly called and supported him in the year after his wife died in 2011. Kraft donated $1 million to Trump’s inaugural fund two years ago, and the Patriots were the first national sports champion to visit the current president in the White House after winning the 2017 Super Bowl. The team even presented Trump with an official Super Bowl ring as thanks for his hospitality in hosting the players.


Note he doesn’t specify if this bigger name is a sports figure.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.