R. Kelly may claim to be broke, but fans of the entertainer are pouring thousands of dollars into the jailed singer’s commissary account, Media Take Out has learned.
Unfortunately for R. Kelly, the prison just confiscated almost all of the money his fans have donated.
R. Kelly is currently serving a 30-year sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking. In accordance with his conviction, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly ordered R Kelly to pay a $100,000 fine, a $900 special assessment and a $40,000 assessment under the Justice for Trafficking Victims Act.
But he didn’t pay a cent of it. R Kelly’s legal team claims the singer is broke, Media Take Out has confirmed.
The Feds want their money — and that’s why they decided to pull cash from R. Kelly’s commissioner account — which was filled with donations from his fans and friends.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Saavedra wrote in a five-page letter, “The government has been informed by the BOP that the defendant has accumulated substantial funds in his inmate trust account.”
According to the prosecutor, R. Kelly had $28,328.24 in that account and the Bureau of Prisons seized that money.
“The BOP has confirmed that it has left $500 in the defendant’s escrow account for the defendant’s use at MCC Chicago,” the letter said. “Accordingly, as of this writing, the BOP has retained a total of $27,828.24.”
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