Chicago State’s Attorney Questioned Charges Against Jussie Smollett as Excessive

Published on Apr 17, 2019

The Cook County State’s Attorney whose office was tasked with handling the prosecution of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett at one point referred to him as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” yet argued that he was being charged with an excessive amount of felonies.

In text messages obtained by Variety, Kim Foxx wrote to one of her associates on March 8, just after Smollett had been indicted on 16 felony counts, “Sooo…I’m recused. But when people accuse us of overcharging cases … 16 counts on a class 4 becomes exhibit A.”

The associate answered, “Yes. I can see where that can be seen as excessive.

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Author: Ted Johnson