'Spa' owner tied to Robert Kraft has visited the White House and watched the Super Bowl with Trump

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested two weeks ago after allegedly soliciting a prostitute at a Florida spa — and he's far from the spa's only big-name connection.

Li Yang, the founder of the chain of spas which the Miami Herald says "gained a reputation for offering sexual services," has visited President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach. That's where she watched Kraft's Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams a month ago — and where she snapped one of several photos with Trump and his family on several different days, the Herald has learned.

In photos posted to her Instagram and Facebook pages, Yang is seen posing with Trump and Donald Trump Jr., as well as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), all at Mar-a-Lago. She and "close relatives" donated more than $58,000 to a pro-Trump PAC and Trump's campaign, the Herald notes. Yang had been invited to the White House for events under Trump's Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative, and attended at least two AAPI events, the Herald reveals via Yang's Facebook. She also attended Trump's inauguration.

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Kraft was charged with soliciting a prostitute who was in "sexual servitude" at the spa as part of a major prostitution ring bust last month. Yang was not charged in the bust, and sold that particular spa to another businesswoman around 2013. In an interview, Yang said she never broke the law, but "did not answer questions about whether she knew of the allegations that therapists in her spas were offering sex," the Herald says.

Trump and Kraft have been friends for years, and Trump reacted to Kraft's arrest by saying it was "very sad, but I was very surprised to see it." A spokesperson for Kraft denied Kraft "engaged in any illegal activity." The White House, Trump campaign and Trump Organization did not return requests for comment. Read more at the Miami Herald.

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Kathryn Krawczyk

Kathryn is a graduate of Syracuse University, with degrees in magazine journalism and information technology, along with hours to earn another degree after working at SU's independent paper The Daily Orange. She's currently recovering from a horse addiction while living in New York City, and likes to share her extremely dry sense of humor on Twitter.