Chicago (AP) —Friday judge denied last effort to dismiss criminal proceedings against actor Jussie Smollett. Chicago in January 2019.
A lawyer for a former “imperial” actor said Smollett’s rights were violated as Smollett was already in social service and waived a $ 10,000 deposit to withdraw his charges under a previous arrangement with Cook County Prosecutor. Said that.
“Transactions are transactions. It’s an ancient principle,” said lawyer Nenye Uche.
However, Judge James Lynn said Smollett’s proceedings were currently led by a special counsel appointed by another judge.
Lin said the jury selection at Smollett’s trial would begin on November 29.
Smollett, a black gay man, told police in 2019 that two masked men attacked him while working on an “empire” in Chicago. But after a few weeks, he was dissatisfied with his salary and wanted to promote his career, so after concluding that the investigators launched an attack and paid his two brothers to carry it out. , Was charged with filing a false police report. However, in that case it was withdrawn.
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