R. Kelly Has Been Placed on Suicide Watch Following Conviction

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R. Kelly is on suicide watch while in federal prison after being convicted for racketeering. 

It has been reported that disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly was put on suicide watch after being convicted for racketeering.  

According to his attorney Steve Greenberg, it has not been confirmed that the singer was a threat to himself or attempting to harm himself, however, the attorney did say that federal prisons usually monitor the emotional well-being of recently convicted inmates.  

On September 27, R. Kelly was found guilty on nine counts; one count of racketeering and eight counts of violating the Mann Act. His final hearing is on May 4, 2022. He could possibly serve 10 years to life in prison.  

RELATED: R. Kelly Found Guilty in Federal Sex Trafficking Trial 

One of the alleged victims of the four pending sexual abuse indictments filed against Kelly in Cook County in 2019, who is identified in the charges as Minor 1, is working with federal investigators and will possibly be one of the key witnesses if the case goes to trial.  

Attorney Greenberg says Kelly is in the process of rebuilding his legal team in the New York case. “I think he’s talking about bringing in new lawyers in New York,” Greenberg told U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber.  

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