R. Kelly is being accused of screwing over Uncle Sam out of millions and they want him to cough up the cash ASAP.
According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, the Internal Revenue Service filed a lien against Kelly earlier this year. The lien says the disgraced singer refused to pay $1,935,034.88 for the year 2008.
The lien was placed against his former Illinois mansion, which he hasn’t owned in years. The IRS warns Kelly if he doesn’t pay up on the bill, they will begin seizing his assets and property.
Not that Kelly is scared, since there isn’t much to go around at the moment. Last year, the alleged sex predator was hit with a separate federal tax lien.
The IRS said he owed $1.8 million for the years 2013 and 2016. In court documents, Kelly was accused of owing $648,998.25 for 2013 and another $1,229,739.18 for 2016. The grand total of the lien came to $1,878,737.43. The lien has yet to be released and the debt remains unpaid.
The grand total for Kelly’s total tax debt totals $3,813,772.31. Even before his recent arrest, Kelly had issues paying his bills. In 2012, the IRS said he owed them $5 million in back taxes.
In his current criminal case, prosecutors questioned Kelly’s claim he was broke. They claimed to have learned Kelly had diverted his royalty payments to a childhood friend. They feared he would flee the country saying they believed he secretly had resources.
Kelly denied the claims saying he had limited financial resources and no future income coming in. As RadarOnline.com previously reported, at the moment, the Chocolate Factory artist is preparing to go to trial in New York in August.
In the past couple of weeks, Kelly was pleading with the judge to allow him out before the trial. He claimed the jail officials weren't allowing him proper time with his legal team. As a result, he claimed he was unable to prepare his defense in the case.
Kelly also cried about the conditions inside the jail and promised to be good if released. A judge has yet to be persuaded by his plea.