New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wins video-suppression ruling in solicitation case

USA Today

Video obtained from inside the Florida spa that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly visited cannot be used by prosecutors as a judge ruled Monday that police failed to meet guidelines laid out in the search warrant. 

The ruling by Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser is a major victory for Kraft, who was charged in February with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. His legal team has fought against the use of the video as evidence and to prevent the public release of the footage. 

“The Court finds that the search warrant does not contain required minimization guidelines, and that minimization techniques employed in this case did not satisfy constitutional requirements,” Hanser wrote in his order, granting Kraft’s motion to suppress the video evidence.

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