Robert Kraft is not going down without a fight. He might not be able to speak how he wants to during this prostitution case, but his lawyers certainly aren’t mincing words.
William Burck, an attorney for the New England Patriots owner, wasn’t happy about Martin County (Fla.) Sheriff William Snyder latest interview where he stated investigators are “just a little short” of being able to prove there actually was human trafficking in the case that resulted in Kraft’s charges.
Burck lost his mind when he heard those comments.
“Sheriff Will Snyder admitted that there was no human trafficking,” Burck told USA TODAY Sports. “He lied about it. His officers lied about it. I don’t really know what to say. I’ve never seen anything quite like that before.”
Kraft was charged with two counts of solicitation at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla.
“He’s trying to hide behind it by saying they didn’t find enough evidence,” Burck said. “You don’t get on a soapbox and start accusing people of being involved in human trafficking and then, weeks later, say ‘never mind’ and think that’s the way you can get away with that.
“They are supposed to be upholding the law. They are supposed to be officers of justice, but instead he’s concocting false allegations against people in order to further headlines rather than justice. Sheriff Snyder said ‘the monsters are the men.’ Sheriff Snyder is the liar.”
Even though Kraft and the other two dozen men were offered a plea deal, the 77-year-old has turned it down and pleaded not guilty to all charges as well as asked for a jury trial. On top of that, he and his lawyers are fighting like hell to keep any video evidence of spa visits under wraps.