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Newly unsealed documents in Smollett case could reveal grand jury testimony, alibis, lawyer says


Added 05-23-19 07:20:02pm EST - “The public could find out as soon as Thursday night why Chicago prosecutors? dropped a 16-count indictment against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett? earlier this year.” - Foxnews.com

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Cook County Judge Michael Toomin could rule that an out-of-county prosecutor should investigate the Smollett criminal case and why Kim Foxx's office quietly dropped the 16 felony charges against the 'Empire' star; Matt Finn reports from Chicago.

CHICAGO – The public could find out as soon as Thursday night why Chicago prosecutors dropped a 16-count indictment against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett earlier this year.

Cook County Judge Steven Watkins, who presided over a March hearing where prosecutors dismissed the charges with little explanation, ordered the records to be made public in the controversial case that’s pitted the city’s top cops against prosecutors.

The unsealed documents are likely to include grand jury transcripts, charging documents, and indictments, as well as any motions that were filed, Chicago criminal defense lawyer James Fabbrini told Fox News.

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