Lawyer Joe ‘The Shark’ Lopez discusses the upcoming R. Kelly trial

Karen Conti

FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. The R&B star gained weight and lost money while he awaits a sex-trafficking trial that starts in earnest next week, his lawyers said Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at a court hearing. The revelations came as U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly in New York made a series of rulings to narrow down what evidence can be shown to jurors. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

WGN Radio’s Karen Conti is with Lawyer Joe “The Shark” Lopez to talk about R. Kelly’s upcoming sex-trafficking case ahead of his trial getting started Monday with the selection of the jury.

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