R&B celebrity R. Kelly’s sex-trafficking and racketeering trial is predicted to go ahead in August — after the pandemic had delayed the continuing 4 instances, a federal choose stated Thursday.
Assistant US Legal professional Elizabeth Geddes advised US District Decide Ann Donnelly throughout a digital listening to that prosecutors would, “start that technique of shifting [Kelly] to Brooklyn from Chicago for trial.”
The “I Imagine I Can Fly” crooner is locked up in Chicago jail on a separate federal indictment that features expenses of kid pornography, sexual exploitation of youngsters and conspiracy to defraud the US authorities. As soon as the Brooklyn case wraps up, the three-time Grammy award winner — whose given title is Robert Sylvester Kelly — is scheduled to be tried within the Windy Metropolis.
The choose additionally assured the events Thursday that different trials had been underway within the Japanese District of New York and acceptable security measures are in place.
“It’s going to be regular as that’s outlined in these uncommon instances,” she stated. “It could be that communication is thru headsets, nevertheless it’s been working in different trials so I’m not too involved about that.”