Feds Turn Up Heat on R. Kelly in Illinois Over Alleged Sex Trafficking

R. Kelly

Feds Turn Up Heat in His Own Backyard

… Over Alleged Sex Trafficking

4/14/2019 12:50 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly‘s virtually getting smoked out by the feds in his own backyard as prosecutors frantically look to interview Kelly’s associates in connection with their sex trafficking investigation. 

Sources close to the case tell TMZ … federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois this week contacted parties closely associated with Kelly. We’re told there was a sense of urgency to the calls … prosecutors wanted to speak to them ASAP.

As you know … there are 2 separate U.S. Attorney probes into Kelly — one by the Eastern District of NY and another by the Southern District. Our sources tell us the Northern District of Illinois’ investigation is unrelated to either of those other cases. This appears to be a third and entirely separate case that Illinois is building against Kelly. 

Either way, it’s bad news for him … the feds are now in Kelly’s own backyard looking into the singer. BTW … Homeland Security is also looking into possible human trafficking … so things are really piling on for Kelly.

We’ve reached out to the Northern District of Illinois for comment … a spokesperson declined to comment.

Source

more recommended stories

  • Raptors’ Masai Ujiri On Cop-Pushing Incident, ‘I Respect Authority’

    Raptors’ Masai Ujiri Breaks Silence On.

  • Wendy Williams and Estranged Husband to Appear at Son’s Assault Arraignment

    Wendy Williams She’ll Be Right Behind.

  • New Video Shows Jussie Smollett with Noose Around His Neck After Alleged Attack

    Jussie Smollett New Video Shows Noose.

  • Ric Flair Drinkin Beer Again Just 1 Month After Medical Scare

    Ric Flair Drinkin’ Beer Just 1.

  • Cardi B and Offset Drop $100,000 on Birthday Bling For Baby Kulture

    Cardi B and Offset Drop $100,000.

  • Ex-Playboy Playmate Valerie Mason Arrested for Meth in Louisiana

    Ex-Playboy Playmate Valerie Mason Arrested for.

  • YG Swarmed by Cops and Handcuffed In Tense Traffic Stop During BET Weekend

    YG Swarmed by Cops and Cuffed.

  • Soulja Boy Kidnapping Case Rejected

    Soulja Boy Dodges Huge Bullet ….

  • ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star Teairra Mari Arrested for DWI in New York

    ‘L&HH’ Star Teairra Mari Arrested for.

  • Mick Jagger Performs with Rolling Stones First Time Since Heart Surgery

    The Rolling Stones Mick Back in.

  • Nicki Minaj Says She and Her Boyfriend Got a Marriage License

    Nicki Minaj and Boyfriend We Got.

  • Rodney Peete Accused of Scamming NFL Star In Failed Plan to Save Raiders

    Rodney Peete Accused of Scamming NFL.

  • Justin Bieber Confronted By Fake Ivan Drago, Fight Me!

    Justin Bieber Confronted By Fake Ivan.

  • Zion Williamson Goes #1 to New Orleans Pelicans in NBA Draft

    Zion Williamson It’s Finally Official Goes.

  • Ashton Kutcher’s Murdered Friend, Jury and Judge Visit Murder Site

    Ashton Kutcher’s Murdered Friend Judge &.

  • Bill Belichick Stuntin’ In Greece, Hot Bikini GF and Super Bowl Swag

    Bill Belichick Stuntin’ In Greece ….

  • Donovan Mitchell Excited to Play with Mike Conley, ‘Big Piece!’

    Donovan Mitchell Really Excited to Play.

  • Danny Green Says 2nd NBA Title Is the Sweetest, Sorry Spurs!

    Danny Green 2nd NBA Title Is.

  • Boxer Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller Says Failed Drug Test Cost Him $30 Mil

    Boxer Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller That.

  • Kylie Jenner Takes Her Friend to DMV to Get His Drivers License

    Kylie Jenner I’m Dragging My Friend.

  • Young Thug’s Gun Case Dropped by D.A.’s Office Due to Lack of DNA Evidence

    Young Thug Concealed Weapons Case Dropped.

  • Bol Bol Says He’s 100% Healthy, Parties In Hollywood

    Bol Bol I’m 100% Healthy ….

  • Djimon Hounsou’s Rough Father’s Day, Says He Hasn’t Seen Son in a While

    Djimon Hounsou Crappy Father’s Day ….

  • ‘Seeking Sister Wife’ Star Bernie McGee Dead at 41

    ‘Seeking Sister Wife’ Stars Bernie McGee.

  • O.J. Simpson Says Khloe Kardashian’s Not My Daughter!

    O.J. Simpson Khloe K’s Not My.

  • Trump Demands Restart on Interview After Guy Coughs While He’s Talking

    President Trump Guy Coughs in Middle.

  • Drake Shares Father’s Day ‘Papa’ Art From Son Adonis

    Drake Love Ya, Champagne ‘Papa’ ….

  • Wendy Williams’ New Guy Friend Says He’s Not with Her for Fame or Money

    Wendy Williams’ New Guy I’m No.

  • Notre Dame Priests Wear Hard-Hat Helmets in First Mass Since Fire

    Notre Dame Cathedral Archbishop, Priests Rockin’.

  • Robin Thicke Kicks Off Father’s Day Weekend with Newborn & Fam

    Robin Thicke’s Father’s Day Can’t Help.

  • Rob Kardashian to Block Dream from Appearing on Blac Chyna’s Reality Show

    Rob Kardashian You’re Dreaming Blac Chyna.

  • Taylor Swift Performs Surprise Set at Stonewall, Wishes Crowd Happy Pride

    Taylor Swift Surprise Set at Stonewall!!!.