Wednesday, January 19, 2022

R. Kelly's Attorneys File to Withdraw From His Upcoming Trial

Last September R. Kelly was convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering in New York [click here if you missed that], and now his attorneys have filed to withdraw from his upcoming trial in Chicago...

From CBS Chicago
Attorneys Steve Greenberg and Michael Leonard want out of R. Kelly’s federal criminal case in Chicago.
Greenberg late Friday confirmed reports that the attorneys have filed for leave to withdraw from the case. He declined further comment.
Greenberg and Leonard also requested to withdraw from Kelly’s New York case back in June of last year. Greenberg told CNN at the time that he felt that Kelly was “insistent that we work with people who we felt would be rendering ineffective assistance as counsel.”
Federal prosecutors in Chicago have charged Kelly with videotaping himself having sex with underage girls, and paying hush money and intimidating witnesses to cover up his crimes.