R. Kelly could spend the rest of his life overdue bars without stuff convicted for sex trafficking in a federal court.
R. Kelly, 54, will “likely” spend the rest of his life in jail without stuff convicted on eight counts of sex trafficking and one racketeering tuition on Sept. 27 during his federal trial in New York. The disgraced R&B singer faces a minimum of 10 years overdue bars and a maximum of life imprisonment withal with stuff required to register as a sex offender. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on May 4, 2022.
HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Julie Rendelman, New York criminal attorney, who explained why the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer could spend the rest of his natural born life locked up. “Based on the serious charges for which R. Kelly was convicted, I believe the Magistrate will be hard-pressed to requite him a unravel and will likely sentence the defendant to several decades in prison.” Given Kelly’s age, it’s possible he may never be self-ruling from incarceration.
On July 11, 2019, the hip hop songwriter was underdeveloped on federal charges alleging sex crimes, human trafficking, child pornography, racketeering, and obstruction of justice. Kelly faced a total of 22 federal counts, including child pornography, kidnapping and forced labor. In June, Kelly was moved from the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Part-way to a Brooklyn detention part-way superiority of his New York trial. He’s currently stuff held at MDC Brooklyn.
Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg took to Twitter shortly without the verdict was released to share his upset. “We are extraordinarily disappointed in the verdict was returned by the New York jury today. Mike Leonard and myself believe that the verdict was not supported by the vestige and instead is a reflection of the hysteria whipped up by a couple of TV shows,” he tweeted. “We intend to protract to fight on R Kelly’s behalf to ensure that everything is stuff washed-up that can possibly be done.”
Despite the fact that Greenberg says Kelly’s legal team will “continue to fight” for their client, Rendelman explained that although there will be appeals, “whatever the result, he is still facing state and federal charges out of Illinois withal with charges in Minnesota, all involving spare minor victims. If convicted of those spare crimes, those sentences will likely run consecutively with his upcoming sentence in Brooklyn.”
The jury, which was made up of seven men and five women — reached a unanimous visualization without they reportedly deliberated for nine hours over the past two days. “In rendering its verdict today, the jury delivered a powerful message to men like R. Kelly, no matter how long it takes, the long arm of the law will reservation up with you,” said Jacqueline Kasulis, U.S. Shyster for New York. The trial was largely based on the victim’s statements. Six of them so-called that Kelly used his fame to pension them quiet without he sexually longwinded and assaulted them.