Special Prosecutor in Jussie Smollett Case Declares Supreme Court Appeal Lacks Grounds

According to the special prosecutor, Jussie Smollett’s appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court is misguided, as he lacks a proper understanding of the law.

Special prosecutor, Dan Webb, who successfully convicted Jussie for lying to the police about the hate crime hoax, has responded to Jussie’s motion to have the Illinois Supreme Court review his case and overturn the conviction. In his response, Webb dismisses Jussie’s claim that he had an agreement in place to avoid prosecution, stating that it lacks credibility.


According to our previous report, Jussie asserts that he made an agreement with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. In this agreement, he agreed to perform volunteer community service and forfeit his bond. In return, the prosecutors would dismiss the charges against him.

Webb disagrees with Smollett’s assertion that there was a supposed “agreement” that would protect him from future charges. According to Webb, this agreement was nothing more than a figment of Smollett’s imagination. Webb also dismisses Smollett’s claim of being a victim of double jeopardy, clarifying that this legal term does not apply to his case.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the special prosecutor explains that protection from double jeopardy is only activated once the accused has gone through the risks of trial and potential conviction.

According to Webb, the charges against Jussie were dropped just 12 days after his arraignment. This happened before the jury was selected, witnesses were sworn in, or any evidence was presented.

Special prosecutor Webb makes it clear that he believes Jussie’s case does not deserve a review from the Illinois Supreme Court. Webb hopes that the high court will deny Jussie’s appeal, allowing him to serve the remaining 144 days of his 150-day sentence. Currently, Jussie has only completed 6 days of his sentence.

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