Judge: Kraft’s prosecutors cannot use massage parlor video

Football 05/13/19, 17:07

Prosecutors cannot use secretly recorded video allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in massage parlor sex, a judge ruled Monday, striking a serious blow to their case charging him with soliciting prostitutes.In his 10-page ruling, Judge Leonard Hanser wrote that Jupiter police detectives and the judge who ...

Update: Kraft ordered to appear as 3-day hearing ends

Sports 05/01/19, 16:34

The Latest on a suppression of evidence hearing in the Robert Kraft prostitution case (all times local):5:30 p.m.Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wound down a three-day hearing by arguing surveillance video capturing Kraft inside a Florida massage spa should be suppressed in his prostitution case since a ...

Officer describes ‘happy-go-lucky’ stop in Kraft case

Football 05/01/19, 14:03

A Florida police officer testified Wednesday that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was "very engaging" during a "happy-go-lucky traffic stop" after his luxury car was pulled over following his visit to a massage parlor where he is charged with paying for a sex act.The testimony came on the third ...

Wisconsin court says gun site not liable in spa shooting

Tech 04/30/19, 10:39

The state Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging a firearms website that enabled a man to illegally purchase the pistol he used in a mass shooting at a suburban Milwaukee spa six years ago is liable in the killings, ruling that federal law grants the site operators immunity.The court ...

Customers videotaped at Kraft-connected spa sue authorities

Sports 04/22/19, 14:49

Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex.The lawsuit by 31 John and Jane Does alleges that Palm ...

Prosecutors: Robert Kraft massage videos should be released

Sports 04/17/19, 15:21

Prosecutors told a court Wednesday they plan to release undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly receiving sex acts at a Florida massage parlor, but it will likely be up to a judge when or if it's released.Palm Beach County prosecutors filed a notice in ...

Investigation: Spa busts often result in light sentences

U.S. 03/30/19, 09:19

When Florida authorities shut down 10 massage spas last month and arrested hundreds of men for buying sex, they broke a longstanding pattern of meting out minor charges and punishment for owners, letting patrons off scot-free and turning a mostly blind eye to signs of human trafficking.An Associated Press review ...

Kraft’s attorneys challenge video taken at massage parlor

Sports 03/28/19, 15:36

Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft want a Florida judge to block prosecutors from using secretly taken video that police say shows him engaging in paid sex acts with female massage parlor employees.In court documents filed Thursday, Kraft's attorneys challenged the warrant allowing Jupiter police officers to hide ...

Man charged in spa bombing indicted on 4 federal counts

U.S. 03/13/19, 21:19

A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a four-count indictment against a man previously charged in connection with a bombing of a Southern California spa that killed his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said.Stephen William Beal, 59, faces charges including use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of a building ...

Police: Nearly $200k seized from spa Kraft visited for sex

Sports 03/12/19, 18:16

Police seized almost $200,000 in connection with a Florida massage parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was accused of paying for sexual acts, court records released Tuesday show. Search warrants show Jupiter police found $183,000 in bank safety deposit boxes belonging to two women who authorities say owned the ...

Update: FBI links bomb items to suspect’s home, car

U.S. 03/04/19, 13:12

The Latest on the arrest of a California man for an explosion that killed his ex-girlfriend and injured two others last year (all times local):10:12 a.m.Federal authorities say they arrested a California man in a spa explosion that killed his ex-girlfriend last year after similar explosive materials and chemicals were ...

NewsBreak: Man arrested in California blast that killed ex

U.S. 03/03/19, 19:09

A California man was arrested Sunday in connection with an explosion that killed his ex-girlfriend at her day spa last year, the FBI said. Stephen Beal was arrested without incident in connection with the May 15 bombing that killed Ildiko Krajnyak in her Orange County spa, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Beal, ...

Prosecutors haven’t seen videos in Patriots owner’s case

Football 03/01/19, 09:19

Prosecutors haven't yet seen videos police say show New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men engaging in sex acts and handing over cash in a Florida spa.Lawyers for some of the men have filed court motions to keep the videos from being made public, arguing their clients were ...

New solutions for the old problem of illegal massage parlors

Sports 02/27/19, 16:57

They're nestled amid bustling downtowns and tucked into nondescript strip malls across quiet suburbs. Brothels posing as massage parlors and Asian spas have been part of many American communities for decades, hidden in plain sight.But the Florida prostitution sting that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft this month is ...

Authorities: Kraft visited parlor for sex on day of AFC game

Sports 02/25/19, 15:54

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts the night before and the morning of last month's AFC Championship Game, which he attended in Kansas City, authorities said Monday in documents charging him with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. The 77-year-old Kraft was chauffeured ...

Patriots owner Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

Sports 02/23/19, 10:37

Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday. The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case comes amid a crackdown on sex trafficking from ...

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