A judge in Cook County is not happy with Kim Foxx’s office and the obvious double standard in a new case involving a false police report. In this case, a woman filed a false police report and Kim Foxx’s office is prosecuting her. And the judge is pissed about it:
FOX 32 – 21-year-old Candace Clark of Hoffman Estates says she’s the victim of a Kim Foxx double standard, and a Cook County Judge agrees.
On April 11, Clark appeared in the Rolling Meadows courtroom of Cook County Judge Marc Martin, facing a single felony count of making a false police report.
Clark is accused of giving an acquaintance access to her bank account and then telling police money had been stolen, something she denies.
According to a transcript obtained by FOX 32, Judge Martin hammered prosecutors, asking, “I’d like to know why Ms. Clark is being treated differently than Jussie Smollett. It’s a disorderly conduct case. A lot less egregious than Mr. Smollett’s case. I have a problem with it.”
Prosecutors were demanding that Clark make full restitution of $2,800 and serve deferred prosecution, something not required of Smollett.
“Ms. Clark is not a movie star, she doesn’t have a high-priced lawyer,” said Judge Martin. “And this smells big time. Your office created this mess. There’s no publicity on this case. Press gets ahold of this; it’ll be the newspaper.”
A spokesperson for Kim Foxx says because the case is ongoing, they have no comment.
“I’m not Jussie Smollett,” said Clark. “I wish I was, but it’s OK. I’ll get my justice.”
Clark, who has no previous criminal history, is due back in front of Judge Martin Thursday.
Here’s a tweet of the partial court transcript where the judge questioned the prosecutors:
Smollett double standard? Cook Co. Judge Marc Martin rips Kim Foxx’s office for its handling of false police report case involving suburban woman. Wonders why they’re not giving her same consideration they gave @JussieSmollett. Exclusive story tonight @fox32news pic.twitter.com/e75GipLRo5
— Dane Placko FOX 32 (@dsplacko) April 24, 2019