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Who is Cindy Yang and how is she connected to Trump and the spa where Patriots owner was charged?

Who is Cindy Yang and how is she connected to Trump and the spa where Patriots owner was charged?The spa where the Patriots owner was charged and a firm offering foreign companies access to President Trump have one thing in common: Cindy Yang.



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Patriots owner pleads not guilty to prostitution charges

Patriots owner pleads not guilty to prostitution chargesWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in a Florida case, according to court documents released Thursday.



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New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitutionRobert Kraft, one of the most powerful figures in US sport, has been charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution. Mr Kraft, the owner of Super Bowl winners New England Patriots, is one of 25 people facing similar charges following a lengthy investigation into human trafficking and money laundering across Florida. The 77-year-old sports magnate could, in theory, face a year in jail if convicted. However, announcing the misdemeanour charges, Palm Beach County state attorney Dave Aronberg said a custodial sentence was unlikely for a first time offender. Those convicted also face a mandatory $ 5,000 fine and being required to perform 100 hours of community service and attend a class on the dangers of prostitution and human trafficking. A spokesman for Mr Kraft said that he categorically denies the charges. People mill around in front of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Given that the charges have been classified as a misdemeanour, Mr Kraft will be able to send a lawyer to represent him rather than making a personal court appearance at the hearing which is scheduled for April 24. It is alleged that police surveillance videos filmed Mr Kraft making two visits to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. The spa was one of several strip mall massage parlours targeted by police across Florida in a crackdown on human trafficking. "These cases aren't about any one defendant or any group of defendants," added Mr Aronberg. "The larger picture which we must all confront is the cold reality that many prostitutes in cases like this are, themselves, victims, often lured into this country with promises of a better life only to be forced to live and work in a sweatshop or a brothel, performing sex acts for strangers." Mr Kraft, who has a net worth estimated at $ 6.6 billion, could face sanctions from the NFL, with a spokesman saying its code of conduct applied equally to everybody involved with the league.



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Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitutionIf you're a fan of hating on the New England Patriots, you're probably enjoying a bit of schadenfreude right about now.New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with "two misdemeanor counts of soliciting a prostitute" on Friday, part of a widespread Florida investigation into prostitution and potential sex trafficking. The announcement came just a day after Deadspin noted some peculiar NFL-related questions at a press conference about arrest warrants being issued.SEE ALSO: Speaking out against human trafficking — and learning along the wayAs of early Friday afternoon, Kraft had yet to be arrested on the charges. The incidents allegedly happened at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida and authorities say they have video evidence supporting their case against Kraft.An attorney for Kraft denied the allegations.> Statement from a spokesperson for Robert Kraft: > > "We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further."> > — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) February 22, 2019In all, 10 such spas were shut down across a part of Florida that also included Orland and Palm Beach County, according to CBS Miami. > An "active arrest warrant" has been issued for Kraft, according to Jupiter PD. > Typically, a charge of soliciting results in a pre-trial diversion program where the defendant attends a class on the hazards of prostitution. After which the charge is usually dropped. @CBSMiami> > — Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 22, 2019SEE ALSO: 7 sexual health issues facing teen girls globally — and how you can helpThe first arrests were made on Tuesday and have continued, two of which came from the spa that Kraft is alleged to have visited. On Thursday, Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey expressed hope the arrests from the investigation would "put a heck of a dent in human trafficking and sex trade" in the area, according to Treasure Coast News.He continued:Over 50 arrests have reportedly been made and nearly 200 warrants have been issued so far in relation to the widespread investigation. Kraft is the highest profile person to have been named in the sweep so far. WATCH: This 10-year-old won a science fair by 'proving' Tom Brady is a cheater



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A Behind the Scenes Look at New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady

A Behind the Scenes Look at New England Patriots Quarterback Tom BradyThe documentary series "Tom vs. Time" follows the quarterback as he balances his personal life with his time on the field.



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US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games

US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war gamesThe United States deployed a battery of Patriot ground-to-air missiles in Lithuania on Tuesday as part of multinational NATO exercises in the the Baltic country, its defence ministry announced. The deployment “reflects the firm engagement of the United States to ensure Lithuania’s security and its readiness to send strategic capability to the region,” a ministry statement said. The missiles will return home after the NATO exercises, called Tobruq Legacy 2017 end on July 22, said ministry spokeswoman Ausra Vaitkeviciute.



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Trump pummels NYT over tweet on Patriots visit to White House

Trump pummels NYT over tweet on Patriots visit to White HouseDonald Trump was ready to blitz after the New York Times sent out a questionable tweet comparing the New England Patriots visit to the White House this year with the team’s trip in 2015 to see Barack Obama.



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Trump accuses N.Y. Times of ‘big lie’ over Patriots’ visit to the White House

Trump accuses N.Y. Times of ‘big lie’ over Patriots’ visit to the White HousePresident Trump accused the New York Times of a “big lie” via Twitter concerning the New England Patriots’ visit to the White House on Wednesday. The Times Sports account tweeted a comparison photo showing the Patriots’ turnout in 2015 with President Barack Obama to that in 2017 with Trump. The Patriots weighed in on Twitter, saying the comparison was misleading.



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FBI director compares his dislike for New England Patriots to Russia’s hatred of Hillary Clinton

FBI director compares his dislike for New England Patriots to Russia’s hatred of Hillary ClintonDuring a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election, FBI Director James Comey compared his dislike of the NFL's New England Patriots to Russia’s hatred for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.



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FBI’s Comey knocks the Patriots to make a point about the Kremlin’s grudge against Clinton

FBI’s Comey knocks the Patriots to make a point about the Kremlin’s grudge against ClintonTestifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, FBI Director James Comey deployed a sports analogy — and revealed something about his sports fandom that won’t make him any friends in New England. “I hate the New England Patriots,” Comey confessed while taking questions about the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of Russia’s motivation to help Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. The quip was meant to illustrate the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia’s hatred of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was so intense, Moscow would do anything it could to help her opponent.



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