Judge denies R Kelly’s request to stay out of jail pending his case 

Judge denies R Kelly’s request to stay out of jail pending his case 

 A judge has denied R Kelly's request to be let out of jail. Prosecutors are not buying the embattled singer’s excuse to be out of jail while his crim

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 A judge has denied R Kelly‘s request to be let out of jail. Prosecutors are not buying the embattled singer’s excuse to be out of jail while his criminal case is pending, adding that the singer is likely to make a run for it.

According to new legal documents, the government says Kelly’s definitely a flight risk if he gets out of jail, even though the singer’s legal team claims his passport doesn’t contain a single stamp showing international travel.

In documents, prosecutors say earlier this year after his request to be released on bail in Illinois was granted, Kelly sought to travel to Dubai with his two girlfriends, each of whom took steps to get their own passports.

Prosecutors also called bullshit on Kelly’s legal team claiming the singer won’t tamper with or intimidate. The government contends Kelly “has a history of coercing women to write letters containing false and embarrassing allegations” so he can later use them as blackmail.

And, then there’s this, prosecutors say Kelly’s claim that he’s broke is misleading because he continues to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties for his music. What’s more, the government argues it found out he’s redirecting these royalties to the bank account of a childhood friend, but could easily redirect the dough to himself.

The government’s documents don’t include any visible response to Kelly’s claim he’s in failing health and should be released as a result. However, chunks of the document are redacted.

Kelly’s lawyer filed legal documents in which they outline various medical issues, including numbness in one of his hands, anxiety and an untreated hernia. Kelly’s legal team, in their filing, assured the judge the singer would not be a flight risk and he vowed not to tamper with or intimidate witnesses.