R. Kelly wants to change up his legal team by bringing on one of the most powerful, successful criminal defense lawyers in the United States, Tom Mesereau.
Mesereau is reportedly in Chicago meeting with Kelly, who is charged with various sex crimes in 4 different jurisdictions - Illinois State, Illinois Federal, New York Federal and Minnesota State.
Mesereau has worked seeming miracles in the courtroom, getting Michael Jackson acquitted of child molestation in 2005, and Robert Blake acquitted of murdering his wife, also in 2005.
Mesereau has not yet officially signed on, but if he does, he will be the lead attorney and possibly the sole attorney representing Kelly.
Kelly is currently behind bars without bail, awaiting trial on several dozen sex abuse charges.