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R. Kelly Accused of Hiding Over A Hundred Thousand Dollars in Friend’s Bank Account

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R. Kelly Accused of Hiding Over A Hundred Thousand Dollars in Friend’s Bank Account

R. Kelly Accused of Hiding Over A Hundred Thousand Dollars in Friend’s Bank Account

R. Kelly has claimed many times before that he is flat broke. While it appeared that he was telling the truth while expressing that during his court hearings in his sexual misconduct cases, and having to get a friend to bail him out, prosecutors are now claiming that he’s been holding out!

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According to court documents obtained by The Blast, prosecutors believe the singer is lying when it comes to his claims he has no money to his name. They reveal in court documents that their investigation has uncovered Kelly diverting his music royalty payments to a third party.

“The defendant’s contention that he has “almost no financial resources” is also misleading,” prosecutors state. “In fact, the defendant continues to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in connection with royalties he is owed for his music. The government’s investigation has revealed that earlier this year, the defendant re-directed those royalties to the bank account of a childhood friend. Regardless of where those funds are being held, however, they belong to the defendant and, at any time, the defendant can redirect those funds – and future royalty proceeds earned – to an account in his name,” prosecutors added, according to The Blast.

Prosecutors used this information in court to shut down Kelly’s attempt to be released from jail. They argued that due to the lack of honesty regrading his financial resources proves that he couldn’t be trusted.

The judge eventually sided with prosecutors during the hearing on Thursday and denied his release.

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