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NEW: Jussie Smollett’s Motion to Dismiss Judge In Special Prosecutor Case Shut Down

Jussie Smollett failed in a bid to get a new judge for a special prosecutor’s investigation into a hate hoax he orchestrated Wednesday.

Judge Michael Toomin is tasked with overseeing a prosecutorial review of Smollett’s court case. Criminal charges against the Empire actor were inexplicably dropped, with a Chicago District Attorney personally connected to the actor shutting down criminal proceedings in spite of overwhelming evidence suggesting Smollett filed a false police report.

The suspicious handling of the case led to Judge Toomin’s approval of a special prosecutor, who will have the authority to press charges against anyone involved in the improper adjudication of Smollett’s case, and the actor himself. Judge Toomin is yet appoint a special prosecutor.

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