by RBN Staff
Jussie Smollett Finally FACES JUSTICE
August 25, 2019 in News by RBN StaffSave
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The disgraced actor will finally have to pay…
A Chicago judge appointed a special prosecutor on Friday morning to lead the investigation into the handling of the Jussie Smollett case.
Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb to the position to investigate the way the case was handled — specifically, why the 16 criminal charges against Smollett were dropped and to potentially reinstate the charges or even add additional charges against Smollett.
“Webb gained prominence for his lead role during the Operation Greylord investigations into judicial corruption in Cook County,” Fox 32 reported. “He served as special counsel in the Iran-Contra affair and was previously appointed by Judge Toomin in the death of David Koschman.”
Webb told reporters on Friday: “I don’t know where this case is going. The facts will take me where they take me.”
Toomin ruled that a special prosecutor was needed in the case because “Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had no authority to hand [the case] off to her top deputy after announcing she recused herself,” CBS News Chicago reported.
“Foxx had been in contact with a Smollett relative and was approached by former first lady Michelle Obama’s one-time chief of staff on behalf of Smollett’s family,” Fox 6 reported. “Fox also publicly wondered if her being black has anything to do with the criticism she has received.”READ MORE HERE