‘You’re off the case’: Cook Co judge REAMS prosecutor after he investigates her, delivers choice words for Kim Foxx

Illinois State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s lackey has been credibly accused of running a side hustle helping the very suspects she’s supposed to be prosecuting.

The story first broke last month after Foxx tapped Asst. State’s Attorney Michelle Mbekeani to serve as the head of her office’s Conviction Review Unit.

At the time, the Chicago City Wire ran a story revealing that Mbekeani “is the Founder/CEO of Periodsentence.com, a subscription service for attorneys looking to connect with inmates claiming innocence.”

The news prompted massive outrage from other prosecutors.

“Talk about the wolf watching the hen house,” a former prosecutor told Chicago City Wire. “Imagine the business she’s going to get when attorneys know that she’s the one reviewing the cases.”

The police were also angered.

“Chicago’s radical movement is clearly moving to preserve Foxx’s war on cops by appointing an anti-police zealot as head of CIU (conviction unit),” former Fraternal Order of Police official Martin Preib said.

“It will be her job to preserve the false narratives that comprise the exoneration movement, which is in truth an attack on the justice system. The Central Park Five were clearly culpable in the crimes for which they were convicted,” he added.

After the story broke, Mbekeani told CWB Chicago that it was all a misunderstanding and that PeriodSentence.com was simply the product of a class project she’d completed while previously studying at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

“The software we envisioned isn’t even built fully,” she said, adding that the company hadn’t even been legally formed.

But it turns out she lied, as discovered by Cook County Judge Michael McHale.

McHale discovered the lie while dealing with a new sentencing request from Dante Brown, a double murderer begging for a reduction in his life-without-parole sentence.

Mbekeani was chosen to represent the state in the case, and not surprisingly, she chose to agree with Brown’s attorney’s assertion that their client deserved a lighter sentence.

Fast-forward to Monday, Jan. 8th, when McHale denied Brown’s request and ripped Mbekeani a new one over her lie.

“[T]he judge revealed that he [had] found active Articles of Incorporation for a company called Due Tech Process Corporation, previously known as Period,” according to CWB Chicago. “McHale said that Mbekeani is listed as the company’s CEO, president, director, and registered agent.”

When Mbekeani tried to concoct a new explanation, the judge quickly shut her down.

“You’re fudging, and that’s fine — you’re an attorney, so I expect that,” he said. “But based on all the information that I see here, I conclude that you are, indeed, running a for-profit corporation, registered in the state of Illinois with the purpose that involves you spending your time assisting incarcerated defendants and their defense attorneys.”

“It presents a very disturbing appearance of impropriety in the form of a conflict. A prosecutor takes an oath to be an advocate of the victims of crimes, and families of the victims of crime. Our criminal courts work as an adversarial system. We have defense attorneys representing the accused on one side, and we’re supposed to have a prosecutor representing the People on the other,” the judge continued.

“When those roles become entangled and blurred, as they most certainly were in this case, the public loses trust and confidence in our criminal justice system. It creates an appearance that something unethical is occurring. You’re off the case,” he concluded and subsequently barred Mbekeani from representing the state in his courtroom ever again, according to CWB.

Ouch. But he wasn’t done yet. He saved his final words for Foxx.

“So, to some degree, I do sympathize with you, counsel, because in my opinion, Ms. Foxx basically set you up for failure because this was such a blatantly obvious conflict of interest that I find it shocking that she didn’t see it coming,” he said. “But, indeed, as we’ve seen before, Ms. Foxx’s knowledge of conflicts law is not the best.”

Correct. She’s a “progressive,” soft-on-crime prosecutor, not to mention an alleged criminal herself.

On June 4th, 2022, around 10:00 p.m., an officer with the Flossmoor Police Department was dispatched to the Foxx’s home after Kelley, the attorney’s husband of 20 years, dialed 911. Allegedly, an argument between the couple had escalated resulting in Kim slapping her husband across the face.

Vivek Saxena


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