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More on the R. Kelly case.
The singer plead not guilty to paying a public official to provide a fake ID for an underage Aaliyah. According to reports, prosecutors claim that Kelly purchased the fake ID one day before he and the late Aaliyah had a “secret wedding ceremony.” Aaliyah was 15 and Kelly was 27 at the time.”
The legal document reads, “On or about August 30, 1994, within the Northern District of Illinois, the defendant ROBERT SYLVESTER KELLY, together with others, did knowingly and intentionally cause another individual to promise and tender to a public officer and public employee property, to wit: Unites States currency, that such public officer and public employee was not authorized by law to accept, with the intent to influence the performance of an act related to the employment and function of a public officer and public employee, to wit: the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1, an individual whose identity is known to the Grand Jury, in violation of Illinois Criminal Code Sections 5/33-l(a) and 5/5-1.”
TMZ is reporting, Kelly denied the bribery allegations during a hearing in the Eastern District of New York.
The wedding allegedly took place in Illinois- where it is illegal to marry anyone under the age of 18 without parent consent.
Kelly is expected to stand trial in Chicago in April 2020