Huge day in court for Robert Kraft … the State of Florida is trying to convince an appeals court to ALLOW graphic video shot from inside a Jupiter day spa to be used against Kraft in his sex acts case.
It’s all happening right now — and it’s all being livestreamed.
Remember, prosecutors say cops got a warrant to secretly install cameras inside the spa because they believed it was operating as a brothel … and they wanted to catch criminal activity in the act.
But in a previous ruling, a judge ruled the video was NOT permissible because law enforcement did not do enough in their surveillance to protect innocent people who were inside the spa getting perfectly legal massages.
The State of Florida has appealed that decision — and now a panel of judges in the Fourth District Court of Appeal (located in West Palm Beach) will decide if the previous ruling will stand.
Jeffrey DeSousa is representing the State of Florida. Derek Shaffer is representing Robert Kraft.
As we previously reported, Kraft was busted back in Feb. 2019 after officials say a sting operation at a Jupiter, Fla. massage parlor revealed the New. England Patriots owner did illegally pay for sex acts earlier in the year.
In the case, law enforcement says it obtained a warrant that allowed them to secretly film inside the massage parlor … and they claim Kraft’s crimes were all caught on camera.
Originally, the video WAS to be allowed in the case … but Kraft’s dream team of attorneys successfully argued at a series of hearings last year it should not be permissible.
Kraft — who had been hit with 2 charges of soliciting prostitution — is still facing jail time if convicted.