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Chicago State's Attorney Kim Foxx is being accused of lying by the former staffer she said advised her not to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the controversial Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax case.
Foxx told reporters on Friday that she was just following 'the advice and counsel of my then Chief Ethics Officer' when she decided against ordering a special prosecutor to oversee the decision on whether or not to charge Smollett for staging an anti-black and homophobic hate crime against himself back on January 29 with the help of Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, the body-building brothers Smollett had trained and worked with previously.
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But Foxx's former Chief Ethics Officer, April Perry, said her old boss' assertion is false.
She sent an email to reporters on Friday that she says not only contradict Foxx's claims, it actually shows the opposite to be true.
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'My advice was that First Assistant Joseph Magats seek the court's approval and request a Special State's Attorney appointment in this matter,' Perry wrote in an email obtained by Page Six.
'I prepared a motion and order to that effect, and e-mailed it to the First Assistant on February 20. Shortly after sending that email, the First Assistant advised me that State's Attorney Foxx determined that the motion and order should not be filed,' she added.
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Court records obtained by Page Six show Foxx never issued a special prosecutor order, which would have barred not only her, but her entire office, including Magats, from working on the Smollett case.
Magats is the attorney who ultimately decided to drop all charges against Smollett.
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'It is a Chief Ethics Officer's job to provide the best advice and guidance possible based upon the facts given to her at the time. Sometimes that advice is followed, sometimes it is not,' Perry said Friday.
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