R. Kelly moved to New York, hires new lawyer as racketeering trial nears

Last week, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly held an unusual hearing investigating potential conflicts with Kelly’s attorney, Nicole Blank Becker of Michigan. Kelly has said he’s opted to go with Becker and another member of the legal team, Thomas Farinella of New York, but the judge said she won’t sign off on the change until she has a chance to ask Kelly face-to-face.

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