R. Kelly was found guilty of countless sex crimes and sentenced to 30 years in prison. The R&B icon also replaced his legal team following the verdict. Now, there is another development in the case.
According to XXL Mag, a court has ordered the seizure of R. Kelly’s five-figure prison commissary fund due to outstanding court fines. The disgraced singer has $27,828.24 in his prison commissary reserve, but not for long.
“On June 29, 2022, the Court sentenced the Defendant to serve thirty years in custody, pay a $100,000.00 fine, a $900.00 special assessment and a $40,000.00 Justice for Trafficking Victims Act (“JTVA”) assessment. The Court did not impose a payment plan, making these monetary penalties due immediately.
“To date, Defendant has not paid any portion of the fines imposed by the Court and still owes the entire $140,900.00. The Government now seeks entry of an order authorizing the BOP to turn over the restrained funds for application to the Defendant’s outstanding criminal penalties.”
Most of the money has been seized by the Bureau of Prisons, who left R. Kelly with $500. R. Kelly has an upcoming court hearing on September 28th to determine if he will have to pay more money in restitution to the victims of his crimes.
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