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Judge Appoints Special Prosecutor to Jussie Smollett Case to Examine Why Charges Were Dropped

28 days ago   |   By Time

A Chicago judge on Friday named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself.
Cook County Judge Michael Toomin's appointment of former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the former “Empire” actor. Smollett, who is black and gay, maintains that the January attack was real and wasn't staged.
The Cook County state's attorney's office charged Smollett in February with 16 counts of...
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Special prosecutor who will re-investigate Jussie Smollett announced

Special prosecutor who will re-investigate Jussie Smollett announced

28 days ago   |   By New York Post

Dan Webb was picked to lead the second look at the notorious false report case - including whether new charges should be brought against the "Empire" actor.
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The Latest: Foxx pledges cooperation with special prosecutor

28 days ago   |   By Star Tribune

The Latest on the appointment of a special prosecutor to look at the dropping of charges in the Jussie Smollett case :
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Special prosecutor named in Jussie Smollett case to probe why charges were dropped

28 days ago   |   By NBC News

Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb was named as a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against Smollett.
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Jussie Smollett case: Dan Webb appointed special prosecutor in 'Empire' actor's case

28 days ago   |   By ABC

Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Dan Webb has been appointed as a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case, a judge announced at a hearing in Chicago Friday.
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