Richard Arline Jr. is in big trouble with the law.
According to reports, Robert Kelly’s associate, Arline Jr. was found guilty of bribing an underage R. Kelly victim. During a virtual court hearing yesterday (February 3), Arline admitted that he offered an unnamed woman hundreds of thousands of dollars not to testify. Prosecutors believe the woman was underaged at the time.
The feds had a wire tap on Arline Jr. and heard him offer a woman $500,000 if she refused to not testify against disgraced singer, R. Kelly. The unnamed woman refused and told him to give her $1 million. Complex reports, other recordings used by law enforcement include a conversation with another man in which Arline seems to admit the woman has a substantial amount of evidence against Kelly. According to documents, Arline said,
“Rob, if I had talked to Rob on the phone and Rob got the money, he gonna pay [first name of Jane Doe] to be quiet. Like if I had a way to talk to Rob, being next to him, and telling him what’s going on, without nobody listening to, no feds, nobody, he gonna pay her ass off to be quiet. She got too much. She got too much.”
During court, Arline apologized for his actions. He said, “I knew what I did was wrong, and I’m sorry.”
Arline is facing 15 years if convicted. His sentencing begins in June.