R. Kelly Hit with New Bribery Charges for the Attempt to Buy Fake ID for Aaliyah Before Marriage
R. Kelly is facing more legal issues just a day after his third trial date was set.
Prosecutors in New York City have charged Kells with new bribery charges that seem to be related to his marriage fo Aaliyah when she was a teenager
Complex details the jailed singer is now accused of paying a public official to create a fake ID for an underage individual, which was identified as Jane Doe #1, however, the documents are for Illinois.
The bribery for the ID took place on Aug 30, 1994, which was just one day before he married an underage Aaliyah. The marriage was annulled months later
The document obtained by R. Kelly 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.
Prosecutors in Brooklyn already charged R. Kelly with racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor, and sexual exploitation.
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