Robert Kraft, the proprietor of the NFL’s New England Patriots, has been charged with soliciting prostitution.
Police in Florida mentioned the 77-year-old billionaire was twice filmed paying for a intercourse act inside an unlawful therapeutic massage parlour.
Kraft, who lives in Massachusetts and has a house within the Palm Seaside space of Florida, was amongst greater than two dozen individuals who have been charged following a police sting, in accordance with officers.
They mentioned the tycoon, who’s chairman of the Kraft Meals big with manufacturers together with Dairylea and Philadelphia cheese and Cadbury, has not been arrested and a warrant will probably be put out.
A spokesperson for Kraft mentioned they “categorically deny that Mr Kraft engaged in any criminality. As a result of it’s a judicial matter, we won’t be commenting additional”.
There was a widespread crackdown on intercourse trafficking within the space round Palm Seaside County, with 200 arrest warrants lately issued.
Police mentioned they put hidden cameras in therapeutic massage parlours and filmed the interactions between males and the feminine staff.
Kraft’s NFL staff, the Patriots, gained the Tremendous Bowl earlier this month, beating the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta.
He purchased the staff 25 years in the past and since then they’ve turn out to be probably the most profitable franchise within the NFL.
They’ve featured in 10 Tremendous Bowls, successful six titles.
Kraft’s wealth was lately put at $6.6bn (£5bn) by Forbes, making him the 79th richest particular person within the US.