CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Federal prosecutors in New York said a crisis manager for singer R. Kelly bribed a Cook County Clerk after the documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" aired.
The new allegations surfaced in a lengthy court filing in which prosecutors requested permission from a judge to admit allegations of uncharged crimes during Kelly's racketeering trial in Brooklyn set to begin next month.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the document also alleges that Kelly had a member of his entourage pay an Illinois state employee $500 to create a fake ID in 1994 for Kelly's then prodigy, the singer Aaliyah Haughton. Houghton was 15 years old at the time.
The feds said they recovered a recording of the conversation by searching Kelly's phone. The allegation stated that the Cook County Clerk received $2,500 to help get information on Kelly's legal trouble.