Federal prosecutors accused the disgraced singer R. Kelly of bribing an Illinois government employee to acquire a fake ID for late singer Aaliyah.
R. Kelly is accused of bribing a government employee to obtain fake ID to marry the late singer Aaliyah at age 15

R. Kelly is accused of bribing a government employee to obtain fake ID to marry the late singer Aaliyah at age 15

R. Kelly is accused of bribing a government employee to obtain fake ID to marry the late singer Aaliyah at age 15

R. Kelly is accused of bribing a government employee to obtain fake ID to marry the late singer Aaliyah at age 15

R. Kelly is accused of bribing a government employee to obtain fake ID to marry the late singer Aaliyah at age 15

R. Kelly is accused of bribing a government employee to obtain fake ID to marry the late singer Aaliyah at age 15
R. Kelly is accused of bribing a government employee to obtain fake ID to marry the late singer Aaliyah at age 15
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  • Federal prosecutors accused the disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly with bribing an Illinois government employee to acquire a fake ID for 15-year-old Aaliyah.
  • The ID falsely listed the late signer as 18 years old, according to The Times. She married Kelly in September 1994.
  • The marriage was annulled in February of the following year after reports of the falsified marriage license emerged.
  • Over the past year, Kelly has faced multiple criminal charges in relation to sexual abuse of minors in several jurisdictions. However, Kelly’s lawyer Steven Greenberg told The Times on Thursday that the bribery charge “does not appear to materially alter the landscape.”
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R. Kelly was charged Thursday with bribery in order to obtain a fake ID to marry the late singer Aaliyah when she was 15 years old, The New York Times reported.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn accused the disgraced singer with bribing an Illinois government employee to acquire a fake ID for Aaliyah. The ID falsely listed her as an 18-year-old, The Times reported, so she could marry Kelly in September 1994. Kelly was 27 at the time.

The marriage was annulled in February the following year after reports of the falsified marriage license emerged. Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001.

Kelly’s lawyer Steven Greenberg told “Good Morning America” in January that Kelly had “no idea” Aaliyah was 15 when Kelly married her.

“My understanding is that she did not claim to be 15,” he said in the interview, according to E! News. “And, in order to get married, she had to lie about her age.”

Over the past year, Kelly has faced multiple criminal charges in relation to sexual abuse of minors in several jurisdictions. However, Greenberg told The Times on Thursday that the bribery charge “”does not appear to materially alter the landscape.”

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