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Prosecutors in Chicago have charged Kelly with 11 new sex assault charges, some that are more serious than those first filed against him in February.
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May 30, 2019 - 4:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious he faces...
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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago.
Kiichiro Sato/AP Photo, File
April 17, 2019 - 10:20 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor injected herself into the criminal case accusing Jussie Smollett of staging a racist, anti-gay attack in January despite having recused herself, telling a deputy in a text message weeks before charges were suddenly dropped that she believed the office had...
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The deadline has arrived for actor Jussie Smollett to pay the $130,106.15 bill sent to him by the city of Chicago to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim he was the victim of a possible hate crime.
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April 04, 2019 - 7:34 pm
By Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN) -- Thursday was the deadline for actor Jussie Smollett to pay the $130,106.15 bill sent to him by the city of Chicago, to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim he was the victim of a possible hate crime. He didn't pay. "The Law Department is now drafting a...
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Lori Lightfoot celebrates at her election night rally at the Hilton Chicago after defeating Toni Preckwinkle in the Chicago mayoral election, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
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April 03, 2019 - 9:48 am
By Sara Burnett and Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot's resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation's third-largest city. Lightfoot, a...
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Foxx, who became the state's attorney, removed herself from the Smollett case before he was charged, saying she had discussed the case with a Smollett family member.
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April 01, 2019 - 10:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted had waited a year to charge a Chicago police officer in the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Then Foxx, who is a survivor of sexual assault as a child, grabbed...
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The deadline has arrived for actor Jussie Smollett to pay the $130,106.15 bill sent to him by the city of Chicago to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim he was the victim of a possible hate crime.
Nuccio Dinuzzo/Getty Images via CNN
March 28, 2019 - 6:53 pm
By Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe and Marlena Baldacci, CNN (CNN) -- The city of Chicago wants $130,106.15 in the next seven days from actor Jussie Smollett, to cover the cost of the investigation into claims he was attacked in what he described to police investigators as a possible hate crime. In a...
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Jussie Smollett
Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 28, 2019 - 10:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the FBI and Department of Justice will review the "outrageous" case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, calling it an "embarrassment" to the country. Prosecutors offered little explanation and infuriated Chicago's police chief...
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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Fox defended the decision by her staff to drop charges that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack in January.
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March 27, 2019 - 9:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on Wednesday defended the decision by her staff to drop charges that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack in January. Foxx recused herself before Smollett was charged last month because she had discussed the case with a...
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R. Kelly surrenders to authorities at Chicago First District police station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.
Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
February 25, 2019 - 10:38 am
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that will allow him to go free while awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused four people dating back to 1998, including three underage girls. Hours earlier, the R&B star pleaded not guilty to the...
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A grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Kelly, according to two sources close to the case.
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February 18, 2019 - 4:20 pm
By Sara Sidner, CNN (CNN) -- A grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Kelly, according to two sources close to the case. This comes on the heels of attorney Michael Avenatti announcing last week that he had handed over to the...
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