R. Kelly hit with a superseding indictment for allegedly getting a fake ID for Jane Doe #1
R. Kelly has been hit with a superseding RICO indictment in Brooklyn that alleges he and others sought to “recruit women and girls to engage in illegal ual activity” with him. The indictment spawns from new allegations from his federal cases, including his 1994 marriage to Aaliyah.
According to federal docs, around Aug. 30, 1994 R. Kelly and others paid money to a public official for “the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1.” Whats significant about the allegation is the date.
One of R. Kelly’s former tour manager’s, Demetrius Smith, spoke out in “Surviving R. Kelly” and said he purchased a fake ID for Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, so she would be able to marry Kelly. Smith says they got a marriage license, which listed her age as 18, and they did indeed get married.
According to prosecutors, that fake ID purchase is considered bribery, and the allegations have been added to the racketeering charge against him in the Eastern District of New York.
A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered singer R. Kelly to stand trial for one of four ual abuse cases on Sept. 14. During the hearing in Chicago, Judge Lawrence Flood told prosecutors he wants to know by Jan. 22 which one of the four indictments they plan to take to trial first.
The singer is scheduled to stand trial in federal court in Chicago in April and again in federal court in Brooklyn in May.
Kelly was charged by Cook County prosecutors last March with ually abusing three minor girls and one woman for over a decade.
Following in July, a federal court in Chicago, indicted the singer with charges of child ography and obstruction of justice. Prosecutors also accused him of paying off potential witnesses in his 2008 trial to get them to change his story and have him acquitted.
During the same time, he was indicted in New York on charges that include racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and the ual exploitation. Prosecutors alleged he and his employees and assistants picked out women and girls at concerts and groomed them for ual abuse.
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