Criminal defense attorney Edward Genson, who led a team of four lawyers defending Grammy award-winning singer R. Kelly, took a major gamble at the end of the monthlong trial of the celebrity singer in Chicago, opting to hear the jury’s verdict and waive an option of a mistrial.

The bet paid off when the jury found Kelly not guilty on all 14 counts of producing child pornography with a girl who the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office alleged may have been 13 years old at the time a tape of them engaging in sexual acts was made.

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