R. Kelly Hires Bill Cosby’s Lawyer to Help Overturn Conviction!
Yes, it’s happening, R. Kelly has just hired Jennifer Bonjean, the lawyer who spearheaded Cosby’s appeal of his sex crimes conviction in Pennsylvania…
CelebnMusic247.com reports R. Kelly has hired Bill Cosby’s high-profile attorney to help appeal his racketeering conviction in New York.
According to the Chicago Tribune New York-based lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean filed her appearance in the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer’s case in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. The same place where the musician was convicted on sex abuse and racketeering charges last month.
Bonjean told the outlet that she plans to lead Kelly’s appeal and post-conviction motions, which are due on Monday (Nov. 1). Though, She is is requesting a two-month extension.
If you recall, Bonjean spearheaded Cosby’s appeal of his sex crimes conviction in Pennsylvania and helped get the actor released from prison.
The attorney told the Chicago Tribune that she is “looking forward to getting familiar with the record” in the Chicago native’s case, which was driven by Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) charges.
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. It’s becoming a formula for the government. You have a right to defend yourself against specific allegations.
CelebnMusic247.com previously reported that Kelly was convicted of one count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, kidnapping, and sex trafficking charges.
This week it was also reported that Kelly will get to keep his Grammy Awards despite his conviction.
Moreover, it appears Bill Cosby’s support opened a door to attaining his lawyer.