R. Kelly loses members of legal team months ahead of his trial

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R. Kelly told a federal judge on Wednesday that he fired two of his defense lawyers, exposing deep rifts in his legal defense team. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)
R. Kelly told a federal judge on Wednesday that he fired two of his defense lawyers, exposing deep rifts in his legal defense team. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)

Kelly confirmed to U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in Brooklyn that he fired Steve Greenberg and Michael Leonard, leaving him with two defense lawyers.

"Is that what your wish is?" Donnelly asked Kelly during a hearing conducted by telephone.

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