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R. Kelly Hires Expert Attorney, Hopes He is Wizard and Can Negotiate Some Kind of Magical Plea Deal

The Chicago Tribune reports that R. Kelly has hired himself a veteran defense lawyer that specializes in plea negotiations to join his team. Perhaps, his hope is that this guy is a Harry Houdini, and like “poof” can make all this drama go away. However, since ” The Pied Piper” is facing 13-counts of alleged sexual abuse with young girls in this federal case sparked from the Lifetime docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, oh boy may need Harry Potter, Merlin and David Copperfield to clear him of charges.

The name of the lawyer is Jeffrey Steinback and he has told the press that he was asked to support the Kelly case because of his “expertise” in negotiations. He did allude that his role may not necessarily stop the case from going to trial.

READ MORE: R. Kelly Skips Federal Court Due To Toe Infection

In a phone interview with the Tribune, he said “I was brought in as another set of eyes.” Also after meeting R. Kelly, he made an assessment that surely (please read with rolled eyes) means something regarding his case.

“I did not meet a monster,” Steinback said. “I met a man who is hurting. … He’s done a great deal of good in his life.”

Steinback most certainly has a great way of practicing discernment with the folk he represents. In the past he has represented the following high-profile clients, proving that his wizardry is top shelf: Scott Fawell, the former aide to Gov. George Ryan who provided crucial testimony against his boss; Stuart Levine, a political insider who became one of the government’s key witnesses in the corruption investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich; and William Hanhardt, the Chicago police chief of detectives who pleaded guilty to running a mob-connected jewelry theft ring.

READ MORE: R. Kelly to Request Dismissal of Child Porn Conspiracy Charges

In addition to all of the sex with under-aged girl charges, R. Kelly is also facing a racketeering indictment in New York.  Let’s see if Steinback can perform some “alakazam” for the embattled R&B singer, and get him out of jail- and exonerated…

Actually… Kelz made need more than magic, but probably an Act of God to free him this time.

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Ten Toes Clown: R. Kelly A No Show At Court Due To A Toenail Infection

Source: R. Kelly (aka Robert Sylvester Kelly) 25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Celebration Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles, California- 26.10.05 Featuring: R. Kelly (aka Robert Sylvester Kelly) Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 27 Oct 2005 Credit: David Livingston / WENN

R. Kelly just can’t seem to catch a break these days (not that he deserves one). Right after being ordered to pay child support at the tune of $20K a month, the embattled R&B thug had to skip out of a court appearance because of a toenail infection. Yes, one toenail was infected so he couldn’t show up to court.

Page Six is reporting that Kelly was actually excused from a scheduled court appearance this past Wednesday (Oct. 30) because of a toenail infection and fears that someone might accidentally step on the toe in question. Though his lawyer, Steve Greenberg, says Kelly is “fine” and walking around a walking boot, US US District Judge Harry Leinenweber still granted the alleged pedophile a pass even though Kell’s is locked up at jail two blocks away from the courthouse.

They couldn’t get him a wheelchair or something?

R. Kelly is facing separate grand jury indictments in both New York and Illinois alleging that the “Thoia Thoing” singer recruited underage girls for sex and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy back video evidence that could be used against him amongst other things. R. Kelly trial in Illinois is set to begin in April followed by a trial in New York which is penciled in for a May 18 start. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Source: HipHopWired.com

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Money Love: R. Kelly Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife Child Support With His Music Royalties

R Kelly Appears In Court in Chicago For Status Hearing

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R. Kelly has to pay up. The currently incarcerated R&B singer and alleged sexual predator has been ordered to pay his ex-wife child support via his music royalties.

Considering the number of hits to his name, that bad should be heavy. And he’s going to need every cent of it.

According to TMZ, court records show a judged ordered the Pied Piper of Prison to pay Drea Kelly $20,833 every month out of his royalties from the likes of publishers like BMI and Sony.

Drea has been coming for her coins and though he paid up the backpay, he still has to keep up with the payments.

Fair is fair.

R. Kelly is currently being held in jail facing all types of child trafficking and sexual assault charges. Excuse while we go look up small violins.

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R. Kelly to Request Dismissal of Child Porn Conspiracy Charges

R. Kelly is still locked up in downtown Chicago but is currently attempting to have some of the charges he is facing dismissed.

According to Bossip, lawyers for the singer filed a motion to dismiss charges related to his federal child porn case, using the same details in the motion that was filed by his co-defendant Derrell McDavid just last week.

McDavid asked to have the charge of conspiring with Kells in collecting and getting rid of the evidence of the singer involved in sexual acts with minors between 1997 and 2002. In using the details, Kelly will also state the alleged offenses were brought up after the statute of limitations expired in 2014. McDavid is solely standing on federal authorities not having proof.

Recently the singer requested bail to be able to tend to his health, which was denied. R. Kelly’s next court date is in Brooklyn where he faces federal charges of a criminal sex organization.

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Texas Inmate Writes Handwritten Letter to Judge Warning ‘Jail Staff’ is Targeting R. Kelly

Things are not looking up for R. Kelly. He’s been denied several bail requests and has limited visitation rights. It was reported that he was big mad because he couldn’t see both of his girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, at the same time.

But it looks like the Pied Piper got a helping hand by a random Texas inmate who wrote a judge stating there are people in the system ”who are out to get him.”

William P. ”Bill” Clements Unit in Amarillo, Texas accused jail staff members are ”being paid to commit federal crimes. Violating civil rights of R Kelly.” He even asked for a copy of the disgraced singer’s case to strengthen his argument.

R. Kelly also reportedly claimed to be sexually victimized. However, the judge denied the claims third parties can’t file complaints on behalf of the accused.

The judge declared ”there is no provision in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure or intervention by a third party in a criminal proceeding.[…] Moreover, the motion is largely illegible. Therefore, there is no basis upon which to grant this motion, and it is denied.”

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I’m Still Jailed, Baby: R. Kelly Denied Bail After B.S. Attempts To Get Loose

R Kelly Appears In Court in Chicago For Status Hearing

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R. Kelly will at least be in jail until his 2020 trial after an attempt to go free on bail was shot down by a Brooklyn federal judge on Wednesday (October 2). The troubled R&B star’s legal team filed a motion on Monday (September 30) stating that Kelly was in poor financial shape and not a flight risk but the judge in the case detected a bit of b.s. in the air.

As reported by the New York Daily News, Federal Justice Ann M. Donnelly sided with the prosecution’s assessment that Kelly was indeed a flight risk and that home detention was too lenient a move considering the mountain of charges he faces and an alleged history of obstructing justice in his favor.

Kelly’s defense attorney Steven Greenberg has said several times in court that his client is cash-strapped and suffering from alleged health woes. Adding to that, Kelly is only allowed one visitor at a time which has caused a bottleneck of visitation between his two girlfriends, Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage.

The prosecution presented bail hearing charges that Kelly has been hiding massive royalty checks numbering to an amount near to $1 million and funneling the funds through the bank account of a childhood friend. Kelly was not present in court on Wednesday as he’s currently housed in a Chicago jail.

Kelly’s sex crime case is set to take place on May 2020.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

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R. Kelly’s Request for Bail for Health Reasons is Denied

A Brooklyn judge denied R. Kelly’s bail on Wednesday.

The disgraced singer is facing federal crimes for sexual assault in New York and Chicago. Prosecutors think that he’s a flight risk, but his lawyers argued that he doesn’t have money to leave if he wants to.

But Judge Ann Donnelly noted that the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer is accused of being involved with “very young girls,” his finances are “murky, to say the least” and the home detention he requested “certainly would do nothing to deter him” from intimidating witnesses.

Prosecutors accuse Kells of stashing music royalties in a friend’s bank account, meaning he has more money than he’s making it seem.

R. Kelly wasn’t present at court. His trial begins May 18, 2020, and is expected to last three weeks.

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R. Kelly Requests Release from Jail to Tend to His Failing Health

R. Kelly is heading back to court in another attempt to be released from jail, this time citing his failing health.

TMZ details Kelly’s lawyer filed documentation that state he is suffering from numbness in one of his hands, anxiety and an untreated hernia.

The health of Kelly is stated to not be receiving the treatment necessary to ensure his health and stated the conditions of solitary confinement as “stifling.”

“Although he lives and has lived with two lady friends, only one of them is allowed to be on his visiting list, and after 90 days he’s required to switch,” Greenberg said.

The woman who is available to see is Azriel Clary.

Also stated in the documentation, R. Kelly promises not to contact or intimidate any witnesses. The judge has not made a decision as of yet.

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Woman Who Paid R. Kelly’s $100K Bond in February Wants Her Money Back

A few arrests ago, R. Kelly was freed on a $100,000 bond by a Chicago-area woman named Valencia Love. She is now wanting to get the money back after the singer was indicted.

The arrest the bond was posted for charged Kells with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse. She was criticized online and businesses that she owned were attacked on Yelp by Kelly protestors. Tuesday, a judge ruled that she will not receive her money back immediately, with the possibility of not at all the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Love owns a few businesses in the Chicago area including Lord and Child Christian Day Care Center and Love on the Blu cafe. She was stated to be a friend of the troubled singer. She also said he was a “gentleman” in their interactions.

“I wasn’t there, you wasn’t there. Give him the chance and allow him to prove his innocence,” Love told Tia Ewing of Fox Chicago at the time.

You can read more about the original bond out here.

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The Struggle Continues: R. Kelly Hit With Arrest Warrant After No-Show In Minnesota

R. Kelly Back In Court For Aggravated Sexual Abuse Charges

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R. Kelly is enduring a momentous amount of struggle and it’ll be a Christmas miracle if he sees the light of day again. Adding to the mountain of trouble that R&B singe is facing, he was slapped with an arrest warrant after not appearing in Minnesota court for a hearing on sex crime charges.


The Blast
reports:

Kelly was due in a Hennepin County, Minnesota courtroom today after he was charged with multiple sex crimes in that state.

As everyone in the country knows the ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer is currently behind bars on very similar charges in Chicago. So, the only way he was going to make the hearing is if someone came and got him.

They didn’t. So, the clerk in the court began the proceeding by asking if there a Robert Kelly in the courtroom. What? As expected there was no one by that name so a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The judge and prosecutor did say at one point they expected Kelly to be no show to the hearing.

The Minnesota case is connected to a matter in 2001 where Kelly allegedly paid a 17-year-old girl to strip for him. Yuck.

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