Embattled US singer, R Kelly is planning to hire a new lawyer, Tom Mesereau, one of the most powerful, successful criminal defense lawyers in the country.
TMZ reports that Mesereau is in Chicago right now, meeting with Kelly, who is charged with various sex crimes in four different jurisdictions — Illinois State, Illinois Federal, New York Federal and Minnesota State.
Mesereau got Michael Jackson acquitted of child molestation in 2005, and got Robert Blake acquitted of murdering his wife, also back in 2005.
The report had it that Mesereau has not officially signed on, but that’s the plan. If he does, he will be the lead attorney and possibly the sole attorney representing Kelly.
Kelly is currently behind bars without bail… awaiting trial on several dozen sex abuse charges.