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Megan Crepeau
Chicago Tribune reporter covering criminal courts. exec board/bargaining committee. Dog person. mcrepeau@chicagotribune.com
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Gabriel X. Michael Apr 24
underneath Middle Randolph Street
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Christy Gutowski Apr 24
Psychological report among dozens of long-sealed documents in Jason Van Dyke case made public --
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Jason Meisner Apr 24
Jurors today are hearing a rare public airing of secret grand jury testimony involving a federal bribes-for-jobs probe in Dorothy Brown’s office. Prosecutors playing audio of top Brown aide Beena Patel talking under oath about Brown’s notorious fundraisers, birthday parties, etc
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Megan Crepeau Apr 24
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Bauer was killed in the Loop in broad daylight, and nearly everything before and after the shooting was caught on camera. But not the shooting itself, which happened in a stairwell. Nobody saw what happened when they were in there which leaves the door open to claim self-defense
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Megan Crepeau Apr 24
this is going to be interesting (and potentially very legally risky) - the man accused of killing Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer might put on a self-defense argument at trial
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Megan Crepeau Apr 24
A default judgment was entered against R Kelly yesterday in one of the civil suits he’s facing — one of the women alleging he sexually abused her as a teen. He never filed an appearance or showed up in court, per her lawyers, hence the judgment.
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WBEZ Apr 24
The feds are investigating Gov. JB Pritzker, his wife and his brother-in-law for a big property tax break they got by removing the toilets from a Gold Coast mansion.
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Will Lee Apr 24
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Megan Crepeau Apr 23
Replying to @royalpratt
. was there too and livetweeted like a champ
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Megan Crepeau Apr 23
Saw Kim Foxx before a supportive audience at the Hideout tonight -- casual, sometimes emotional, rarely dealing directly with Smollett but, you know, Smollett hangs over the whole thing.
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Gregory Pratt Apr 23
Replying to @jensabella @crepeau
Kim Foxx laughing as goes on about who actually cares about Jussie Smollett case. Foxx says, twice, “I cannot talk about the case,” the second time looking over right at
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Jason Meisner Apr 23
Interesting to note: The defamation case against 's attorneys was assigned to U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly, who is well-known for his impatience with lawyers who talk out of turn.
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Megan Crepeau Apr 23
Replying to @crepeau
the point is, two entities who claim they were hung out to dry after Smollett's charges were dropped are now trying to get the whole thing back into court from different angles.
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Megan Crepeau Apr 23
Replying to @crepeau
the city's suit against Smollett is more direct. They claim he faked the attack and they want to recoup investigation expenses. In order to win, they have to show it's likely the attack was fake in the first place.
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Megan Crepeau Apr 23
Replying to @crepeau
The brothers' lawsuit gets at it sort of obliquely. It's centered on defamation claims - to defend against that, Geragos/Glandian can say "we said the brothers attacked Smollett because they actually did attack him, and here's how we know."
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Megan Crepeau Apr 23
Replying to @crepeau
so now this makes two civil lawsuits aiming to answer, to some degree, the question that went basically unanswered when Smollett's criminal charges were dropped -- did he or did he not fake the attack?
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Megan Crepeau Apr 23
Replying to @crepeau
Statement from Geragos and Glandian calls the Osundairo brothers' lawsuit "lawyer-driven nonsense."
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Megan Crepeau Apr 23
Replying to @crepeau
taking the "Chicago pride" PR tack does two things -- links the brothers more closely to the city instead of identifying them as the "Nigerian brothers" (they were born in the US) and paints Smollett/Geragos/Glandian as Hollywood outsiders
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Megan Crepeau Apr 23
Replying to @crepeau
The brothers' attorneys hitting hard on the idea that the brothers are Chicagoans, and smearing them is part of a smear on Chicago in general Attorney Greg Kulis says they filed in federal court to get a "fair venue" after questions about how everything went down in Cook County
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Megan Crepeau Apr 23
Replying to @MrBikferd @stefapie
🎶I got you babe🎶
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