R. Kelly's Attorney Calls RICO Charge "Inappropriate"
One chapter in R. Kelly’s legal battle concluded on Wednesday when a judge formally handed down a 30-year sentence to the embattled R&B singer over sex and racketeering crimes. However, his attorney thinks that the RICO conviction is “inappropriate” and intends on appealing the sentence.
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“These were not a RICO act violation,” attorney Jenner Bonjean said during a post-sentencing press conference. “These were isolated events that happened many years and the government simply tried to plead around the statute of limitations to bring in a RICO charge, which was inappropriate.”