Kraft to reject plea deal in solicitation case

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According to Quinn, the video evidence would also be sealed if Kraft accepts the prosecutors' offer.

Kraft pled not guilty to the charges, which stem from a widespread prostitution sting that targeted multiple Florida massage parlors, and denied involvement in "any illegal activity" through a spokesperson.

The maximum penalty for Kraft's alleged crimes is one year in jail, a $5,000 fine and 100 hours of community service per charge, plus enrolling in an educational course on the dangers of prostitution and sex trafficking.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives for the 89th Academy Awards Oscars Vanity Fair Party in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 26, 2017.

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The latest development in the case is that Kraft and 14 other suspects are filing a motion for a protective order that would make it impossible for any of the evidence against them to be made public, according to TMZ. That includes the hidden camera footage from inside Orchids of Asia Spa in Jupiter, FL.

Shortly after Quinn's report Tuesday night, the New York Post quoted unnamed sources who said there was "absolutely no way" Kraft would take the deal. A spokeswoman for the Jupiter Police Department, which conducted the investigation, referred requests for comment to the Palm Beach County State Attorney's office, which did not immediately respond to ABC News. "We are all held to a higher standard and must conduct ourselves in a way that is responsible, promotes the values of the National Football League, and is lawful".

Police claim to have video evidence of him exchanging money for sexual services.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has punished Kraft's Patriots more severely than any other franchise during his tenure, according to ESPN.



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