MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In a rare move, prosecutors say they could charge billionaire New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with felonies, instead of the two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution.
But first, the state must win an appeal of a judge’s order that tossed out all evidence, including video of the alleged incidents against Kraft.READ MORE: Arrest Made In Fort Lauderdale Double Shooting
The judge ruled the police didn’t have a lawful so-called “sneak and peek” warrant when they placed hidden cameras in the Jupiter day spa.READ MORE: Costco Drops Mask Mandate For Fully Vaccinated Employees, Shoppers
Legal experts say Kraft’s case is a constitutional test that pits the rights of police to investigate crimes using secret cameras against the privacy rights of individuals.MORE NEWS: Miss USA Asya Branch Could Make History In Sunday's Miss Universe Competition At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
If Kraft is convicted of a felony, he would face up to five years in prison.