Florida judge blocks Robert Kraft-related spa surveillance video from trial

Ruben Hill
May 21, 2019

A Florida judge tossed secretly recorded spa videos in a case related to National Football League owner Robert Kraft - serving yet another blow to the high-profile massage parlor bust.

The ruling comes just days after a separate judge issued the same ruling pertaining to Kraft in his individual case.

The spa's owner, Hua Zhang, and manager Lei Wang have each been charged with 29 counts related to prostitution.

Palm Beach County Judge Joseph Marx ruled Monday that prosecutors can't use the surveillance footage video that allegedly shows the 77-year-old New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor, according to a report.

Kraft has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor solicitation of a prostitute.

Last week, Judge Hanser ruled that surveillance video of Kraft inside a private massage room at the spa can not be admissible as evidence at trial.

Police had obtained a warrant to install hidden cameras inside the spa that allegedly captured Kraft and 24 other men engaged in illegal sex acts, but Judge Leonard Hanser last week sided with the billionaire owner's lawyers and ruled that jurors can't see the footage at trial.

In February, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder announced the results of an eight-month investigation, which he said uncovered prostitution operations at five day spas from Jupiter to Hobe Sound.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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