Friday, August 05, 2022

Prison Officials Confiscate R. Kelly's Money

Prison officials confiscate $28,000 from R. Kelly's prison commissary account for unpaid court fees...

From Law and Crime
In addition to imposing a 30-year prison term for racketeering and sex trafficking, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly ordered Kelly at his sentencing to pay a $100,000 fine, a $900 special assessment, and $40,000 assessment under the Justice for Trafficking Victims Act. Prosecutors say that Kelly hasn’t paid a dime of that money to date, even though the coffers of his prison account are full for a man who is incarcerated.
“The Government has been informed by the BOP that the Defendant had accumulated substantial funds in his inmate trust account,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Saavedra wrote in a five-page letter.
According to the letter, Kelly had $28,328.24 in that account as of Wednesday, and prosecutors asked the Bureau of Prisons to restrain that money.
Prosecutors say the agency restrained that money on Thursday.
“Further, the BOP has confirmed that it left $500 in the Defendant’s trust account for Defendant’s use in MCC Chicago,” the letter states. “Accordingly, as of this writing, the BOP has restrained a total $27,828.24.”