Judge James Linn was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001 and served until his retirement in 2012. Judge James Linn is trending online after he sentenced Empire actor Jussie Smollett to 30 months of felony probation, including 150 days in jail.
Jussie was ordered to pay restitution of more than $120,000 and a $25,000 fine for making false reports to police that he was the victim of a hate crime in January 2019.
After Judge James Linn announced Jussie sentence, Smollett lowered his face mask and said he was innocent. “Your honor, I respect you and I respect the jury, but I did not do this,” the actor told the judge, before turning to the court. “And I am not suicidal. And if anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself. And you must all know that.”
Just before he was taken into custody, the actor yelled again that he was innocent and raised a fist in the air.
What did the Judge say to Jussie?
Cook County Judge James Linn spoke for more than 30 minutes before announcing Smollett’s sentence, telling the actor that he wrote the script and picked the actors for the hoax and that his premeditation for the act was an “aggravating factor” in the case.
“There’s a side of you that has this arrogance, and selfishness and narcissism that’s just disgraceful.” “You’re not a victim of a racial hate crime, you’re not a victim of a homophobic hate crime. You’re just a charlatan pretending to be a victim of a hate crime, and that’s shameful.”
Who is Judge James Linn?
Judge Linn is what’s known as an associate judge. He sits in a courtroom at 26th and California. He hears criminal cases. He is elected, but not by the people. The voters who elect associate judges in Cook County are other judges.
James Linn was born in Illinois, United States, in 1982. James Linn’s age is 47 years old. Since childhood, James Linn had always aspired to be a judge and due to his dream, he studied law at a prestigious university. James Linn’s parents have always supported him up in his works.
James Linn Judge Wife
Judge James Linn is married to a beautiful woman however there is no information about her. Judge James due to the nature of his job has kept his wife hidden from social media.
James Linn Judge Net Worth 2022
Judge James Linn’s net worth for 2022 is estimated to be $1.5 Million. His source of income is from his career as an American Judge of Cook County Circuit Court.