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

Reuters Friday, 23 August 2019
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.
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News video: Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb Named Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett Case

Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb Named Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett Case 02:21

Former federal prosecutor Dan Webb has been appointed as a special prosecutor to investigate the Cook County State's Attorney's office decision to drop disorderly conduct charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who had been accused of orchestrating a fake hate crime against himself. CBS 2's...

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