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R. Kelly’s Lawyers Want To Back Out Of His Federal Case



Lawyers Have Parted Ways with  R. Kelly


R Kelly’s top two lawyers are gone! They officially want off of his case now that Kelly’s federal case is on the horizon. According to TMZ, Steven Greenberg and Michael Leonard, Kelly’s attorneys for years, filed documentation on Monday requesting that they withdraw from the case. Both of the lawyers wanting to leave are due to disagreements among R. Kelly’s legal team members.

The Reason, The Lawyers, Departed The Team


Greenberg and Leonard released a statement on why they have left. ” We refused to try a case with lawyers who don’t have the appropriate level of experience and skill because that is not in the client’s best interest. It is a shame that lawyers can’t suppress their egos or self-interest and do or act in the client’s best interest.”

According to the letter Greenberg wrote to the judge stated another reason. It stated, “Our reasons for withdrawal are significant, and it is impossible, in our belief, for us to be able to continue to represent Mr. Kelly under the current circumstances properly.”

What Is This Case About?


In the end, it was a significant power struggle for the team. R. Kelly’s federal court case consists of racketeering charges,  child exploitation of a child, kidnapping, forced labor, and bribery.

Both former lawyers believed that Farinella and Becker have no experience in federal court.  According to TMZ, they released the statement, ” Greenberg and Leonard both believed that the two members of the legal team they had issues with had no experience in federal court.”

By: Samantha Evans


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