Robert Kraft and his legal team served subpoenas on multiple law enforcement officers to get them to hand over evidence, but prosecutors are claiming he was trying to bypass the standard protocol and now they want all the subpoenas tossed.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, State Attorney Dave Aronberg’s office in Palm Beach County, FL filed a motion to quash 26 subpoenas served to 22 law enforcement officers and 4 members of the Department of Health.
The witnesses were served between April 15 – 16, but prosecutors are claiming they had no idea Kraft and his legal team were already demanding evidence in the case, and believe he “chose his own form to make this demand,” accusing Kraft of attempting to “circumvent the rules of discovery.”
Prosecutors also claim the demand from Kraft’s team, that witnesses “bring your case file and all documents” to an April 26 hearing is “overly broad” and should not be allowed.
Officials are asking the judge to quash all the subpoenas, due to the requests being “un-reasonable and oppresive.”
Kraft’s legal team believes law enforcement leaked the naked spa tape of the New England Patriots owner that has been shopped to media outlets.
The 77-year-old is trying to fight the release of the tape, which has been temporarily halted from being released to the public by the judge in the case.