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Judge accuses Kim Foxx's office of double standard after Jussie Smollett case

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (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. 

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