Word On The Curb..
Federal prosecutors are pushing for R. Kelly to be sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison.
They also recommended Kelly should be fined between $50,000 to $250,000. They claim Kelly has a “callous disregard for the very real effects that his crimes had on his victims,” and that his crimes spanned decades.
Kelly is due to be sentenced June 29.
“While the government doubts that the defendant will be deterred, a lengthy sentence of imprisonment will serve to deter others — including those with wealth, fame and the outsized power such status brings — from engaging in similar crimes,” the court filing reads.
This is particularly so given the high-profile nature of the defendant and the likelihood that the length of his sentence will be widely publicized,” it added.
Kelly was found guilty on all charges filed against by a jury in his New York racketeering trial.
A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly guilty of all nine counts, including racketeering.