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R. Kelly’s Funds In His Prison-Inmate Account Put On Hold

His lawyer says the money was seized “with no notice to him.”

The money in R. Kelly’s prison-inmate account has been seized.

According to Bloomberg, due to the 55-year-old not paying $140,000 in court-ordered fines, prosecutors asked a federal court to seize over $28,000. An August 4 letter stated, “that the defendant had accumulated substantial funds in his inmate trust account.” The Bureau of Prisons put a freeze on the money and now he reportedly only has $500 in his account.

Kelly’s attorney Jennifer Bonjean said in a statement on Twitter, “After seizing his funds, [the government] decided to file a motion to confiscate his trust account money. You’re supposed to do that BEFORE you take the money.”

She also claimed the money was seized “with no notice to him and without any court order."

In June, the disgraced R&B star was sentenced in New York to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking. He is currently being held in a federal jail in Chicago, Il., on child pornography and obstruction-of-justice charges. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on August 15.

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Kelly has maintained his innocence in both the New York and Chicago cases.

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