CHARGES DROPPED

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Af­ter an ap­peals court ruled in his fa­vor and Florida’s at­tor­ney gen­eral said she wouldn’t take an ap­peal to the Florida Supreme Court, mis­de­meanor pros­ti­tu­tion so­lic­i­ta­tion charges against Robert Kraft, the part-time Palm Beach res­i­dent and full-time New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots owner, were dropped Thurs­day, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. Kraft, along with dozens of oth­ers across Palm Beach and sev­eral Trea­sure Coast (Florida) coun­ties, was ar­rested on the mis­de­meanor charges in 2019 af­ter sev­eral law-en­force­ment agen­cies, in­clud­ing Jupiter po­lice, se­cretly in­stalled hid­den cam­eras in­side sev­eral mas­sage par­lors in an at­tempt to un­cover an al­leged pros­ti­tu­tion ring. How the de­tec­tives ob­tained the video show­ing the al­leged crimes, through a con­tro­ver­sial means known as “sneakand-peek” war­rants, is what even­tu­ally brought the case to its end.

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Robert Kraft

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