R. Kelly once wrote successful songs for Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and others. It sounds strange to say, but the disgraced R&B performer, a man who for years exploited his fortune to abuse women, children, and adolescents, is insolvent. He is being utilized as a case study for prison finance reform since he is so financially strapped.

The idea is that inmates shouldn’t be forced to pay fees in jail that they do not have in the outside world. The Washington Post reported that the man, who previously had a net worth of over $100 million, now has a negative $2 million and about $28,000 in a prison account.

Nevertheless, a federal judge imposed a $140,000 fine as part of his sentence, completely disregarding his financial situation. This happens frequently. Many prisoners are required to pay court-ordered victim costs as part of their punishment.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has been pushing back against efforts to make inmates paymuch more of their court-ordered restitution to crime victims, in part because the money they would use helps fund salary and benefits for hundreds of agency staff positions, documents and interviews show.

The multi-Grammy winner allegedly owes $140,000 in court-ordered fines, according to the same people with direct knowledge of the matter. According to court documents, the $40,000 fine imposed on the child molester who was found guilty is included in the six-digit cost and will go toward a fund for victims of human trafficking. Stay tuned to Thirsty to get latest news and updates.

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