Exclusive: R Kelly And Hushpuppi Are In The Same Chicago Federal Jail

KOKO TV recently reported that Nigerian fraudster, Hushpuppi is currently being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

The Instagram celebrity who was arrested in Dubai in June, and extradited to the United States of America, appeared in court last Thursday.
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He was charged with running a global fraud operation, including targeting a Premier League football club, a bank and a US law firm.

KOKO TV can now exclusively confirm that Hushpuppi is rubbing shoulders with American singer, R. Kelly who is locked up at the same facility.


The Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago (MCC Chicago) is a United States federal prison in Chicago, Illinois, which holds male and female prisoners of all security levels prior to and during court proceedings in the Northern District of Illinois, as well as inmates serving brief sentences.

It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.


R. Kelly was moved from the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s Special Housing Unit to the downtown jail’s general population in 2019.

The R&B singer’s move came after his criminal defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, filed a motion asking for Kelly’s release from “solitary confinement,” where he’d had “no meaningful interaction with other humans” since his arrest in July 2019.


Kelly faces a combined 18 counts in federal indictments in Chicago and Brooklyn and could go to prison for as many as 195 years for the Chicago case alone. Out east, he potentially faces decades more behind bars.

In Chicago, he faces 13 counts revolving around child pornography, enticing a minor into illegal sexual activity and a conspiracy to obstruct justice — alleging Kelly thwarted his state court prosecution a decade ago with threats, gifts and six-figure payoffs.Photo Credit: Getty

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