Prosecutors in Robert Kraft sex spa case allege misconduct

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SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ A.J. Perez breaks down the numerous developments in the Robert Kraft case.
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Prosecutors are seeking criminal contempt charges against two of Robert Kraft’s lawyers over their courtroom conduct in defending the New England Patriots owner against soliciting prostitution charges, according to a court filing Tuesday in Florida. 

Palm Beach County state attorney Dave Aronberg alleges that Kraft attorneys William Burck and Alex Spiro intentionally made “a false statement of fact” during a motion to suppress hearing May 1. That hearing dealt with video obtained by police in Jupiter from inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa that Kraft and other men allegedly patronized. The contempt request comes as Judge Leonard Hanser is expected to rule on the admissibility of the evidence any time. 

Burck told USA TODAY Sports that the allegations are “ridiculous, false and laughable.”

“Alex and I and our law firm, Quinn Emanuel, will not be intimidated by the state attorney for Palm Beach County,” Burck said. “This is amateur hour. Nobody goes and threatens criminal contempt against lawyers in a case asking questions of a…

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