BY DAVID OVALLE | MARCH 19, 2019
Palm Beach prosecutors have offered New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft a way to close his misdemeanor prostitution case: By entering a “pre-trial diversion” program, his charges would be dropped.
The State Attorney’s Office confirmed that Kraft and others busted in Jupiter last month have been offered the deal, which is routine for low-level arrests. Pre-trial diversion programs generally require defendants to admit guilt and complete conditions such as taking anti-crime classes, community service and paying fines before the charges are dropped.
“For first-time offenders, these cases are generally resolved by deferred prosecution. Or they go to trial,” said State Attorney’s spokesman Mike Edmonson.