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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft pleads not guilty to solicitation of prostitution charges

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft pleads not guilty to solicitation of prostitution charges

Sports
RESPONSE The 77-year-old requested a non-jury trial Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, has pleaded not guilty to two solicitation of prostitution charges in court in Florida. The billionaire also requested a non-jury trial, according to court records. The 77-year-old celebrated on the pitch after the Patriots won the Super Bowl in Atlanta A published court document read: “The defendant, Robert Kraft, hereby pleads not guilty to all charges and requests a non-jury trial in the above-styled cause.” As part of a bust in Jupiter, Florida, Kraft was allegedly involved in two incidents last month at the Orchids of Day Spa. The charge is a first-degree misdemeanour and is punishable by up to a year in jail, a $ 5,000 (&poun...
Kraft Heinz shares plummet with huge profit loss

Kraft Heinz shares plummet with huge profit loss

Business
US foods giant Kraft Heinz saw its shares plummet by more than quarter after posting a huge losses and revealing it was the focus of a federal investigation.The $ 12.6bn (£9.7bn) hit reported in the latest quarter by the company, which makes iconic products like tomato ketchup and baked beans, is in contrast to the $ 8bn (£6.1bn) profit recorded for the same period last year. It reflects changes in consumer trends away from processed foods to healthier alternatives, which has clashed directly with some of the firm's most well-known products, such as Jell-O, Kool-Aid and Oscar Mayer hot dogs. Image: The company has slashed the value of its most well-known brands The loss has been largely blamed on the company slashing the val...
Robert Kraft to discuss tensions with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady after season

Robert Kraft to discuss tensions with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady after season

Sports
The three men most responsible for turning the New England Patriots into a perennial power will wait until after the season to settle any differences, according to a report Saturday. Patriots owner Robert Kraft will sit down with head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady to "clear the air" of any lingering tensions, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported. Reigning Super Bowl champion New England was set to host the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night in an AFC divisional round playoff game. The report comes a week after the Patriots denied there was friction among the trio, which reportedly stemmed from a dispute over the trade of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco earlier this season. According to ESPN, which cited unnamed sources, Belichick was furious and dem...