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SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 10: Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots football team and chief executive officer of the Kraft Group, arrives at the Sun Valley Resort for the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference. Every July, some of the world's wealthiest and most powerful business people in media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive week-long conference. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

SUN VALLEY, ID – JULY 10: Robert Kraft arrives at the Sun Valley Resort for the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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According to a new report by Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, prosecutors in the case against Robert Kraft seek to “bolster” their case with possible eyewitness testimony.

Law enforcement sources close to the case declined to tell Robinson whether the need for eyewitness cooperation had anything to do with Kraft’s team filing a motion to suppress evidence. That includes the alleged video of the Patriots owner making two visits to the Orchids of Asia day spa in Jupiter, Fla., which Kraft’s team argues was gathered improperly and should not be permissible in court.

Robinson spotlights former Orchids of Asia employee Shen Mingbi, who is alleged in court documents to have engaged in sexual acts with Kraft as part of the accusations against the Patriots owner, as an unusual party in the case. She has not been arrested or charged despite her alleged involvement in the charges against Kraft, which include two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution. Law enforcement has not explained why she hasn’t been charged.

Though authorities won’t acknowledge any connection between the search for eyewitness cooperation and the motion to suppress evidence, prosecutors would ostensibly need an eyewitness in the event that they’re unable to present the alleged video as evidence in their case.

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