“We were disappointed with the Fourth District’s decision,” Kylie Mason, the attorney general’s press secretary, told CNN.
She said that Solicitor General Amit Agarwal’s staff questioned whether the state’s Supreme Court would hear the appeal, and if so, what the implications of a decision for Kraft would be.
<< Ces avocats ont déterminé que l’examen était improbable et ont soulevé des inquiétudes quant au fait qu’une décision de la Cour suprême de Floride contre l’État sur ces faits pourrait avoir des implications négatives plus larges au-delà des faits limités de cette affaire, ce qui pourrait affecter les efforts des forces de l’ordre à l’avenir, « Dit Mason.
The influential NFL owner was one of dozens of clients allegedly captured by secret cameras receiving illicit massages at a West Palm Beach spa in January 2019. A month later, he was charged with two counts charge of solicitation of prostitution.
His legal team challenged the validity of the search warrant that allowed authorities to install hidden cameras inside the spa, claiming it violated its Fourth Amendment rights and Florida law. A Palm Beach County judge agreed in May 2019 and decided to remove the video, thereby quashing the criminal case against him.
“The type of law enforcement surveillance used in these cases is extreme,” the appeals court ruling said.
Kraft pleaded not guilty to the charges and issued an apology, saying he had “hurt and disappointed my family, close friends, colleagues, fans and many others who rightly keep me on a high level.”
He has been the owner of the six-time Super Bowl New England Patriots champions since 1994.