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R. Kelly Hires Bill Cosby's Lawyer

R. Kelly has hired one of Bill Cosby's attorneys to appeal his sex trafficking racketeering conviction. 

Jennifer Bonjean appeared in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn to register and has made her intention to appeal the conviction, says The Chicago Tribune.

Kelly, 54, was found guilty of all nine charges in his racketeering and sex trafficking in a Brooklyn federal trial in September. 


"I am becoming increasingly concerned with how the government is abusing the RICO statute in order to plead around the statute of limitations and essentially put people's entire lives on trial," Bonjean told the news outlet. "It's becoming a formula for the government. You have a right to defend yourself against specific allegations."

Sentencing for R. Kelly is supposed to take place in May 2022. Kelly pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him. He did not take the stand during his six-week trial. Kelly is also slated to go through at least one more trial in Chicago.