A petite businessman was arrested and accused of the same crime as Jussie Smollett, and immediately gave up his crimes to save the Chicago police an investigation, but now has a criminal record.
Robert Racky pleaded guilty last month for filing a fake police report after calling the police in August 2018 to have them carjacken. He was even initialized by the city for unpaid parking tickets.
The petite 76-year-old, who opened the first roof club outside the Chicago Cubs home in Wrigleyville in 1988, was thrown into jail for two days before a lawyer posted his tape.
He could not afford to pay the bail himself because of a lot of financial problems and was suffering from paralyzing bronchitis at the time.
Racky recognized his crimes immediately after he was arrested and rescued the city from a lengthy investigation, but was still dragged through the courts and is now likely to end his life with a rap sheet.
It was his first offense. Questions are now being asked about why Racky was subjected to other standards than Smollett.
Fract businessman Robert Racky, 76, (photo left) was arrested and accused of the same crime as Jussie Smollett, and immediately gave up his crimes to save the Chicago police an investigation, but now has a criminal record (right)
Just a few weeks before Racky & # 39; s guilty plea, Cook County State & # 39; s lawyer Kim Foxx dropped all charges against the Empire star after allegedly hating a hate to try and get a show raise .
The actor, who is black and gay, claimed that two white men attacked him on the sidewalk while shouting racist and gay lies, as well as slogans by Donald Trump.
Smollet avoided a criminal record, despite the sworn statement from two Nigerian bodybuilders who said that Smollett had paid them to cheer up the hoax.
Smollett has never apologized for his actions, has never been held responsible, and investigating his behavior costs Chicago police $ 130,000. He did two days of community work.
Since then, Foxx's office has been defending their decision to reject the charges against Smollett and to insist that they focus solely on & # 39; violent crime & # 39 ;. She has also suggested that race can be a factor in criticizing her.
Foxx even said that the Smollett deal is available to all defendants.
There was no violence involved in Racky's arrest or conviction. However, the police found discharged weapons locked in a box at the back of his car.
However, he was never convicted for any possession of weapons.
Foxx has had calls to resign and her office has had to undergo a major investigation since her decision not to continue prosecuting Smollett.
Smollett was also intensively controlled by President Trump, who on Saturday urged the actor to make millions of his & # 39; complete lie & # 39; to apologize.
Racky, who opened the first roof club outside the Chicago Cubs home in Wrigleyville in 1988, was thrown into jail for two days before a lawyer posted his tape. H founded the Lakeview Baseball Club (above) in 1988. It became famous for the tote bag under its seats that gives details about the years that have passed since the last division, competition and World Series titles of the Cubs
Martin Preib, the vice-president of the Chicago Police Union, told DailyMail.com that she wasn't buying Foxx & # 39; s version of what happened to Smollett.
& # 39; That is why we have called for a federal investigation, & # 39; he added. & # 39; We have also argued that Ms. Foxx can spot a pattern by making dubious decisions that benefit her political allies and supporters & # 39 ;.
Foxx dropped the allegations after being contacted by Tina Tchen, former Chief of Staff of Michelle Obama, who was working on behalf of the Empire star and said she was concerned & # 39; worries & # 39; made about the research, according to multiple reports.
Racky is the father of the famous seats on the roof of Wrigley Field. He was a rich man with considerable property in the windy city.
But now his only income is $ 1,660 from social security after a series of events within his family meant he was essentially stripped of his fortune.
Racky started the first Wrigley Field roof in 1988, The Lakeview Baseball Club.
It became famous for the tote bag under its seats that passed the years since the last division, league and World Series titles of the Cubs.
In 2015, for example, the board read AC0770107 (seven years since the title of a division, 70 since the pennant, 107 since the title of the World Series).
& # 39; AC & # 39; stands for & # 39; anno catuli & # 39 ;, generally translated from Latin at & # 39; in the year of the cub & # 39; to mean. The accompanying & # 39; Eamus Catuli! & # 39; Sign means: & # 39; Let's go, little bears & # 39; or & # 39; Let's go cubs! & # 39;
It was turned to zero when the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in 2016, their first victory in the World Series since 1908.
In 2011, a judge protected the property. Since Mr. Rasky he has had a lot of financial problems and healthy problems.
Gilbert Liss, Racky's attorney, told DailyMail.com that he had recently moved from Chicago to Iowa and growing frustration about his business and his illness were a factor in the police run-up.
& # 39; Sometimes he has no money, so he cannot travel. I acquitted him of failing to show up, & he said.
Just a few weeks before Racky's guilty plea, Cook County State attorney Kim Foxx (left) dropped all accusations against the Empire star (right) after allegedly hating a hate to attempt an increase in to get the show
& # 39; The public defender has dropped the arms charges & # 39 ;, he added. & # 39; Those charges were rather ridiculous because they (the weapons) were locked up in a car and there was no ammunition. I don't know exactly what the deal was.
A trunk is clamped on the car when no more than two parking tickets have been paid.
& # 39; He had financial problems and he was frustrated. He had talked to people about wiping the parking tickets and for whatever reason, it didn't happen.
& # 39; He became frustrated. He lost his temper and did something he shouldn't have done.
& # 39; It was certainly not a Jussie Smollett-like thing where it took the police days and days of intensive investigation to find out what happened.
& # 39; It was clearly cut and he admitted exactly what he had done.
Mr. Liss opened the first Wrigley Field roof with Mr. Racky. While they were trying to get it, they were under pressure from the police and the city and the neighborhood.
But they still managed to get it open. Mr. Racky, who was also successful in real estate, was a rich man, but after decades it started to crumble.
& # 39; There were family problems and other things that deprived him of control of his possessions and it meant that it was being shielded, & # 39; said Liss.
& # 39; These were not financial problems of his doing. He went from a rich man to breaking down.
& # 39; He couldn't get the money to pay for two parking tickets. I had to post his tape and save him from prison after two days.
& # 39; He is trying to build his business, things are tight and he was overwhelmed. He tries to come together to make some deals.
A Cook County State attorney spokesperson told DailyMail.com: “On August 9, 2018, Racky contacted the Chicago Police Department and reported that he was the victim of a pending robbery.
& # 39; Reckless shouted obscenities at the responding officers and told them he called the police because he was upset that a boot had been placed on his car.
& # 39; Officers found two guns from Racky's car. He did not have a FOID card or a valid driver's license. Racky was arrested and later, while in custody, admitted to officers that he was being robbed because he wanted the police to turn up.
& # 39; On 22/4/19, Racky pleaded guilty to misconduct for reckless behavior and was ordered to pay a fine of $ 434 and to drop the criminal charges. & # 39;
The office did not answer any questions as to why Racky received different treatment from Smollett at the time of publication.
It is not the only accusation of double standards that the Foxx office has received.
CWB Chicago have highlighted some of the issues, including Mr. Racky & # 39; s, who have fallen victim to double standards in the Foxx office.
Their Investigation shows eight cases that are similar to Smollett's, but the outcomes were very different.
Candace Clark, a Chicago resident, reportedly allowed a friend access to her bank account and then erroneously told the police that money had been stolen from it.
Clark is accused of a crime.
Racky is the father of the famous seats on the roof of Wrigley Field (file photo). He was a rich man with considerable property in the windy city. But now his only income is $ 1,660 from social security after a series of events within his family meant he was essentially stripped of his fortune.
Judge Marc Martin beat Foxx on the couch.
& # 39; I would like to know why Ms. Clark is being treated differently from Jussie Smollett, & # 39; he said. & # 39; It's a disorderly behavior. A lot less blatant than Mr Smollett's. I have a problem with it. & # 39;
In Clark's case, prosecutors are demanding that they repay $ 2,800 and be subjected to deferred prosecution – none of Smollett was asked.
In court on April 11, Judge Martin urged the public prosecutor on the discrepancy.
& # 39; We assess each case individually and make offers based on the facts of each case & # 39 ;, prosecutor Allison Kudzy replied, according to a court transcript.
Judge Martin was not impressed.
& # 39; Well, Mrs. Clark is not a movie star, she has no expensive lawyer, although her lawyer is very good, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; And this smells, a lot of time. I didn't make this mess, your office created this mess. And your statement is unsatisfactory for this court. She is treated differently, & he continued.
& # 39; There is no publicity for this case. She doesn't have Mark Geragos as her lawyer or Ron Safer or Judge Brown. It is not correct. And I continue in this matter, you are just delving further into a hole, & the judge said.
& # 39; Press gets this, it is in a newspaper. Why is Mrs. Clark treated differently than Mr. Smollett? & # 39; he went on.
A Foxx spokesperson refused to respond at that time and said the case is ongoing.
Clark, who has a night shift at Home Depot, said she couldn't believe it when the judge demanded to know why she was treated differently from Smollett.
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