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Chicago judge may tap special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett’s case

23 August 2019, 2:15 PM

The case of ex-“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who sparked a firestorm in Chicago by reporting a racist attack authorities have ruled a hoax, returns to court on Friday, when local media say a judge may tap a special prosecutor to review the case.

Chicago sues Jussie Smollett over costs of investigating alleged attack

12 April 2019, 2:13 PM

The city of Chicago filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Jussie Smollett seeking three times the damages it said it incurred in the investigation of a hate crime that authorities allege the “Empire” actor staged.

Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

Chicago to sue actor Jussie Smollett

5 April 2019, 6:47 AM

Chicago will sue actor Jussie Smollett for the costs of police overtime spent investigating his claims that he was the victim of a hate crime, which prosecutors say were false, a city official said on Thursday.

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Chicago police call for state’s attorney to resign in Smollett controversy

2 April 2019, 7:35 PM

Protesting Chicago police officers called for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to resign after her office dropped felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett last week related to allegations that he staged a phony hate crime.

Trump weighs in on Smollett case as Chicago demands reimbursement

29 March 2019, 6:13 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the Department of Justice would “review” the uproar surrounding actor Jussie Smollett…

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