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Crime Singer R. Kelly hit with new indictment in Chicago federal court

00:00  15 february  2020
00:00  15 february  2020 Source:   chicagotribune.com

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Singer R . Kelly leaves the Cook County jail after posting bond on February 25, 2019 in Chicago , Illinois GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File. That charge expanded on an earlier New York indictment that includes racketeering, accusing Kelly of systematically recruiting girls for sex while

The singer R . Kelly , already under indictment in Chicago on state charges of aggravated sexual assault and abuse, was arrested Thursday night by The charges listed in the New York indictment involved 5 unnamed women, three of whom were underage at the time that the events detailed in the

Embattled singer R. Kelly has been hit with new federal charges in Chicago adding allegations that he sexually abused another minor victim for four years starting in 1997.

R. Kelly wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: R. Kelly, center, appears at the Daley Center in Chicago on May 8, 2019, for a hearing in his child support case.© Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS R. Kelly, center, appears at the Daley Center in Chicago on May 8, 2019, for a hearing in his child support case.

A superseding indictment made public Friday alleged Kelly sexually abused a girl identified in the charges only as “Minor 6.”

The charges also seek for the first time forfeiture of all assets of Kelly’s production company, Bass Productions Ltd., as well as a company owned by his longtime business manager and co-defendant, Derrel McDavid.

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CHICAGO (CBS) — R . Kelly was back behind bars on Friday, charged in two separate federal indictments in Chicago and New York; including Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York filed a separate five-count indictment , charging Kelly with racketeering, transporting for

4 status hearing for Kelly here. Kelly has been locked up in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in But the new Chicago indictment describes alleged behind-the-scenes maneuvering designed to Even though Kelly has also faced new state court charges since February, she said they were filed

R. Kelly wearing a suit and tie: Singer R. Kelly appears at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on June 6, 2019, where he pleaded not guilty to new charges.© E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS Singer R. Kelly appears at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on June 6, 2019, where he pleaded not guilty to new charges.

The new allegations are the latest in a string of legal woes for the onetime R&B superstar, who is facing charges in four jurisdictions related to the sexual abuse of girls and young women going back decades.

a man and woman posing for a picture: R. Kelly's girlfriends Azriel Clary, left, and Joycelyn Savage, right, leave following Kelly's hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building, Sept. 17, 2019.© Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS R. Kelly's girlfriends Azriel Clary, left, and Joycelyn Savage, right, leave following Kelly's hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building, Sept. 17, 2019.

Kelly could be arraigned on the new charges at his next scheduled hearing in the case on March 5.

Kelly, 53, was originally charged in a 13-count federal indictment last July with conspiring with two former employees to rig his 2008 child pornography trial in Cook County by paying off witnesses and victims to change their stories.

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R . Kelly was back behind bars on Friday, charged in two separate federal indictments in Chicago and New York; including allegations accusing him of a scheme

Kelly , who posted 0,000 bail, immediately denied the charges in an interview with MTV and later pleaded not guilty in court . It took six years for the Planned concerts in the US and New Zealand are cancelled. In February, celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti says he has obtained a video showing Kelly

a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie: R. Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg speaks to media following a hearing for his client R. Kelly at the Leighton Criminal Court building, Sept. 17, 2019.© Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS R. Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg speaks to media following a hearing for his client R. Kelly at the Leighton Criminal Court building, Sept. 17, 2019.

The indictment also alleged Kelly, former manager McDavid and onetime employee Milton “June” Brown paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover child sex tapes before they fell into the hands of prosecutors.

R. Kelly et al. that are talking to each other: R. Kelly turns to exit during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building, Sept. 17, 2019.© Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS R. Kelly turns to exit during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building, Sept. 17, 2019.

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber had set a trial date on those charges for April 27 but it’s likely that will be delayed given the new indictment announced Friday.

Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, faces a separate racketeering conspiracy indictment in U.S. District Court in New York alleging he identified underage girls attending his concerts and groomed them for later sexual abuse.

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A revised indictment in federal court in Brooklyn accuses R . Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a “fraudulent identification document” for someone Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R . Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R &B

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The singer is also charged in four separate indictments in Cook County alleging he sexually assaulted or abused four women, three of whom were underage at the time. Additional charges are also pending in Minnesota, alleging Kelly solicited a teenager who asked for his autograph in 2001.

a group of people looking at each other: R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Sept. 17, 2019.© Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Sept. 17, 2019.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He’s been held without bond at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago since his July 2019 arrest.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

jmeisner@chicagotribune.com

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