R. Kelly Facing Reworked Federal Indictment With New Allegation

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R. Kelly, June 2019 (E. JASON WAMBSGANS/AFP via Getty Images)
R. Kelly, June 2019 (E. JASON WAMBSGANS/AFP by way of Getty Images)

There is a brand new indictment in the federal case towards R. Kelly, who’s dealing with expenses associated to baby pornography and obstruction of justice. The superseding indictment was filed yesterday (February 13) in an Illinois federal court docket. It replaces the original indictment from July 2019.

There are not any new expenses towards R. Kelly within the superseding indictment, and the 2 indictments are largely the identical. The superseding indictment, nevertheless, features a new allegation that R. Kelly sexually abused a minor, recognized as Minor 6, “in or around 1997 or 1998” when the alleged sufferer was 14 or 15 years previous. In addition, a 17-year-old alleged sufferer (“Minor 2”) has been faraway from the case.

The different main change within the new indictment is that the prosecution is now looking for the forfeiture of “all right, title, and interest in stock and all other ownership interests in [R. Kelly’s production company] Bass Productions, Ltd.,” pending Kelly’s attainable conviction.

According to the Chicago Tribune, R. Kelly could possibly be indicted on the cost at a March 5 listening to. Pitchfork has reached out to R. Kelly’s attorneys Steve Greenberg and Nicholas Victor Burris for remark and extra data.

R. Kelly is at the moment scheduled to go to trial on the federal expenses on April 27. He can also be dealing with federal charges in a Brooklyn, New York court, in addition to state charges in Illinois and Minnesota. His Brooklyn trial date was not too long ago pushed back to July 7. Kelly has pled not guilty to all expenses towards him.

Read “Jim DeRogatis’ Soulless Is a Damning Look at Why It Took So Long For R. Kelly to Fall” on the Pitch.

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