New Lawyer Who Happens To Specialize In Plea Negotiations Joins R. Kelly's TeamR. Kelly has a new lawyer on his team who happens to specialize in plea negotiations.
R. Kelly Absent At Hearing On Federal Charges, Attorney Says He Had Toenail Removed Due To InfectionKelly had a toenail removed due to an infection, and his attorney was worried someone might step on the injured toe while Kelly was being transported from jail to court.
R. Kelly Is Not As Broke As He Claims, Prosecutors SayThe R&B singer R. Kelly is not as broke as he says he is, according to federal prosecutors in New York.
Judge Won't Increase R. Kelly's Bond On Cook County Charges; Woman Who Posted Bail Can't Get $100,000 BackJudge Lawrence Flood denied prosecutors' request at a hearing on Tuesday, noting Kelly already is being held without bail on separate federal charges.
R. Kelly And Defense Team Are 'No Shows' For Court In Minnesota; Bench Warrant Out For His ArrestEmbattled R&B superstar R. Kelly and his defense team were "no shows" in a Minnesota court Thursday. 
R. Kelly's Federal Trial In Chicago Scheduled For Next AprilU.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber scheduled Kelly's trial to begin April 27, 2020. The trial is expected to last about three weeks.
Longtime R. Kelly Friend Says Singer Is 'Falsely Accused' Of Sex Crimes; 'He's Like God's Gift'“It’s very hard to see a man that’s been painted as a monster that I’ve never seen in 22 years. I’ve never seen none of this,” Kelly's longtime friend Dana Jackson said.
R. Kelly Wants Federal Judge To Reconsider Denying Him Bond On Child Pornography, Obstruction ChargesCalling the latest allegations against Kelly “as stale as old gym socks,” his defense team has argued he is not a flight risk, and not a danger to the public, and deserves to be granted bail.
Judge Postpones Issue Of Increasing Kelly's Bond Because He Was A No Show In CourtProsecutors are asking for an increase in Kelly's bond, but in court Thursday morning prosecutors said Kelly, who is currently in the custody of United States Marshals, "refused transport" to court.
R. Kelly: A Timeline Of Singer's Life, Leading To Child Pornography, Racketeering, Sex Trafficking ChargesR&B singer R. Kelly now stands charged with a variety of sex-related crimes in multiple jurisdictions, on both the federal and state level.
Federal Charges Ramp Up Pressure On R. Kelly To Make DealAny negotiations would be complicated, as Kelly is charged in four jurisdictions and his lawyers would likely insist on a single deal that resolves all the cases. And prosecutors would only accept a deal that includes a lengthy prison term.