Robert Kraft ordered to appear in court later this month

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. Kr

Robert Kraft ordered to appear in court later this month

According to court filings, Kraft will be represented by William A. Burck, who previously worked in the George W. Bush White House and reviewed documents for the U.S. Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, as well as Jack Goldberger, who defended billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein.

Despite the documents indicating that Kraft must be present in court, a former Palm Beach County prosecutor says the 77-year-old does not have to make an appearance because the language in the paperwork is "standard and appears on every notice of hearing document".

"We're asking Gillette to stop sponsoring Gillette Stadium, the home stadium for the New England Patriots-owned by Robert Kraft, who was just arrested during a human trafficking sting operation", the petition reads.

The hearing was moved back a day to March 28, one day after the National Football League owners meetings conclude in Phoenix. Kraft's arrest after police allegedly filmed him having sex with workers at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, doesn't measure up to that ideal, the petition argues. Although, with allegations that there was a human trafficking ring at this particular spa, some are feeling a little bit of anger towards Kraft.

It's the second time the arraignment date has moved.

Jupiter, Florida, police say in court documents that Kraft was chauffeured to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in a 2014 white Bentley on the evening of January 19, where investigators say they videotaped him engaging in a sex act and then handing over an undetermined amount of cash. He then flew to Kansas City to watch his Patriots defeat the Chiefs in overtime hours later.

Police say there is video evidence of everyone accused of solicitation in the case.

Saginaw native, 2 others get prison in college basketball recruiting scandal
Disney's new 'Star Wars' theme park to open in May