Bloomberg reports that due to R. Kelly’s failure to pay $140,000 in court-ordered fines, prosecutors asked a federal court to seize over $28,000. His attorney claimed that the move was unethical on behalf of the US government.
Bloomberg reports that due to R. Kelly’s failure to pay $140,000 in court-ordered fines, prosecutors made a motion for a federal court to seize over $28,000.
An August 4th letter was written, stating that the defendant had “accumulated substantial funds in his inmate trust account.”
It is alleged that the disgraced singer only has $500 in his bank account.
Jennifer Bonjean, Kelly’s attorney, said in a statement on Twitter:
“After seizing his funds, [the government] decided to file a motion to confiscate his trust account money. You’re supposed to do that BEFORE you take the money.”
Bonjean also claimed that the money was seized, “with no notice to him and without any court order.”
R. Kelly’s Sisters Say He’s The Victim
As disgraced singer R. Kelly began serving his 30-year prison sentence, his three sisters spoke out in defense of their brother Wednesday, July 27, in an interview with “Good Morning Britain.”
“Good Morning America” correspondent Noel Phillips shared that the former singer had been sending letters from prison, saying that his 30-year sentence was because of the color of his skin, as context before the interview started.