Kraft to reject plea deal in solicitation case


Robert Kraft has no intention of accepting the reported offer extended to him by Florida prosecutors in his solicitation case, according to multiple reports Tuesday night.

Citing "a source familiar with the case", CNN also reported Wednesday morning that Kraft would not take the plea deal, which authorities say is a standard offer for first-time offenders.

Evidence in the case includes video from a hidden camera police placed in the Orchids of Asia Day Spa, and law enforcement have said there is video evidence of Kraft involved in sex acts twice at the spa. But documents show that the two women Kraft is accused of receiving services from likely were not trafficked: One is 39 and was charged with operating illegal activity at the spa; the other is 58. Kraft has pleaded not guilty to the two charges.

As part of the statute, Kraft would have had to perform 100 hours of community service, attend a class on the dangers of prostitution and pay a $5,000 fine per count, according to Edmondson.

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The Patriots owner is due back in court on March 28th. Commonly known as pretrial diversion or deferred prosecution, the offer is regular practice in cases such as this, involving nonviolent charges and defendants without criminal records, according to Mike Edmondson, spokesperson for the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office.

A spokesman for the Florida prosecutors said Tuesday if Kraft does not accept this deal, they plan on taking it to trail.

Kraft's attorneys filed a joint protective order Wednesday along with the other 24 men being charged in an attempt to prevent the release of investigation evidence including video surveillance footage from inside the day spa.

The NFL's media representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News.