Prosecutors accuse Kraft’s lawyers of lying in court
The Associated Press
May 07, 2019 02:21 PM
FILE – In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. Attorneys for Kraft will be in court asking a judge to throw out a video that police say shows him paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor.
Kathy Willens, File
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
Two of Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s defense attorneys are being accused of lying by prosecutors in his solicitation of prostitution case.
The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office filed a motion Tuesday asking that attorneys Alex Spiro and William Burck be held in contempt.
Prosecutors say Spiro falsely accused Jupiter police officer Scott Kimbark in court last week of telling other officers he would lie to justify the traffic stop of another Orchids of Asia Day Spa customer. Officers stopped customers after alleged traffic violations to learn their identities so they could be charged later.
Prosecutors say recordings of Kimbark show he never said anything like that. Prosecutors say Burck abetted Spiro.
In a phone interview, Burck denied the allegations. He said prosecutors are “desperate.”
Kraft pleaded not guilty.