Meanwhile, R. Kelly continues to face sexual criminal charges, one of his friends pleaded guilty to bribery.
According to Page Six, Richard Arline Jr. admitted to offering a witness $500,000 in exchange for their silence.
“Me and another person offered Jane Doe money for her to not go forward with her complaint or testimony against Robert Kelly. I knew what I did was wrong.”
An anonymous co-conspirator texted an accuser in R. Kelly’s racketeering and sex trafficking case in Brooklyn: “Rob is trying to get his cousin rich in contact with you because he wants to pay you for silence.”
Arline told the witness that R. Kelly greenlit the $500K payment, but what he didn’t know was the Feds were listening in on the conversation.
He’s facing up to 15 years.
Arline, R. Kelly’s former manager Donnell Russell, and Michael Wilson allegedly harassed, intimated, or illegally tried to influence other accusers ahead of his upcoming trial.