Uncle Sam recently filed a federal lien against Kelly in Illinois. The document says Kelly has refused to pay $1,935,034.88 owed on his 2008 bill.
In 2019, the IRS filed a separate lien over $1.8 million owed for the years 2013 & 2016. The lien said Kelly owed $648,998.25 for 2013 and another $1,229,739.18 for 2016. The lien remains active and unpaid.
It’s unclear how Kelly will ever have the ability to repay the debt. As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Kelly is currently behind bars in a New York jail awaiting trial.
He is scheduled to appear in court on August 9. Kelly is set to face charges of sex trafficking in NY before being tried in Chicago on charges of child pornography, obstruction of justice, and racketeering charges.
Prosecutors accuse him of running a complex scheme that recruited young girls for Kelly to abuse. For years, the singer has faced accusations he sexually assaulted women, but no charges were brought until accusers started speaking out.
They claimed he was unable to prepare for his trial while in a Brooklyn jail. His team accused the jail officials not allowing them time with Kelly. Prosecutors have scoffed at the suggestion.
They claim Kelly is a flight risk with resources to escape. They believe he has diverted his royalties to the bank account of a childhood friend. Kelly appears ready for a messy trial next month.
His lawyers submitted a questionnaire they plan to ask potential jury members which includes questions about STDs and whether they watched the documentary Surviving R. Kelly. The judge has yet to rule on Kelly’s plea to be let out before the trial starts.