R. Kelly lawyers say ‘gamesmanship’ behind prosecutors’ failure to turn over evidence

CHICAGO — Less than three months before indicted singer R. Kelly is set to go on trial on federal racketeering charges in New York, his lawyers are accusing prosecutors of “gamesmanship” for improperly withholding evidence, alleging it should have been turned over months ago. In a motion filed Sunday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, Kelly attorney Michael Leonard said the delay in turning over “crucial” materials in the case will put the defense at a decided disadvantage, particularly given the difficulties of preparing for trial amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “The only reason that …

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