R. Kelly’s Attorneys Say He Will Appeal Conviction

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R. Kelly’s attorneys say they plan to appeal his 30 year prison sentence.

Jennifer Bonjean slammed the RICO charge as “inappropriate.”

“These were not a RICO act violation,” Bonjean said. “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.

“All I can tell you is there was no enterprise. There was no enterprise. It was one man with allegations by a number of women, which doesn’t make it an enterprise, and that is why he’s not guilty of racketeering.”

Prosecutors allege Kelly used his fame to prey on young girls and boys. Kelly denied all of the allegations.

“He lured young girls and boys into his orbit, often through empty or conditioned promises of assistance in developing a career in the entertainment industry or simply by playing into the minors’ understandable desire to meet and spend time with a popular celebrity,” federal prosecutors wrote in their sentencing letter.

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