The ongoing federal investigation into R. Kelly is close to wrapping up, and there's a very good chance the singer will be battling dual indictments in both New York and Illinois.
Sources familiar with the investigation tell The Blast officials have been interviewing witnesses, and testimony will be presented in front of the grand juries in both the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of Illinois.
One source directly involved with the investigation tells us they expect everything to be wrapped up within the next few weeks, and anticipate two indictments to be filed. We're told the charges will mainly deal with sex trafficking and tax evasion.
As we reported, officials have been specifically interested in how Kelly and his associates allegedly bought plane tickets for underage girls and moved them around the country while he was performing.
The investigation has been led by officials with ICE Homeland Security Investigations, which is responsible for investigating crimes of human trafficking, sex trafficking and child exploitation. HSI is the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.
Back in March, multiple interviews were conducted in Georgia after investigators traveled from New York to meet with victims and witnesses. One of those interviews included Kelly’s ex-stylist, and another involved a brand new accuser who claims she was a victim of sexual abuse while also witnessing sexual abuse of other women.
We're told a key group of those witnesses were from the family of girlfriend Joycelyn Savage, who met with the team of investigators and provided information and physical evidence, including plane tickets, text messages and photos.
We're told the evidence delivered by the Savage family heavily contributed to the federal case built against Kelly.