December 28, 2019 | 9:35am| Updated December 28, 2019 | 11:25am
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could face a felony charge — and up to five years in the slammer — in connection with his prostitution case, Florida prosecutors said in a new court filing.
In court papers filed last week, prosecutors argue Kraft — who was arrested in February and slapped with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution at a Jupiter, Florida, massage parlor — committed a third-degree felony, the Florida Sun-Sentinal reported.
The 78-year-old billionaire pleaded not guilty.
Secretly recorded videos and other evidence taken from Orchids of Asia Day Spa were tossed in May by a judge who ruled that the cops did not have a lawful “sneak and peek” warrant.
The upgraded charges are contingent on the prosecution winning its appeal, the outlet reported. The felony charge carries a maximum of five years behind bars.
Elevating multiple misdemeanors to a felony would be an unusual move in Florida.