Jussie Smollett isn’t scot-free just yet.

A judge has appointed a former U.S. attorney as special prosecutor who will re-examine Jussie Smollett’s case and determine why charges were abruptly dropped against him.

Page Six reports that Dan Webb was chosen by Cook County Judge Michael Toomin during a hearing on Friday (Aug. 23) to lead the second investigation in the case against the Empire actor.

“I intend to expedite everything. But the facts will take me where they take me,” Webb said. “I’m going to start fresh and see where it goes.”

Toomin ruled back in June that the case was riddled with “unprecedented irregularities” and needed a special prosecutor “to restore the public’s confidence in the integrity of our criminal justice system.”

“If reasonable grounds exist to further prosecute Smollett, in the interest of justice the special prosecutor may take such action as may be appropriate to effectuate that result,” Toomin said at the time.

Smollett, who is an openly gay African-American, claimed earlier this year that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime in Chicago.

The Cook County state’s attorney’s office charged Smollett in February with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly staging the attack and lying about it to investigators. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx quietly dropped the charges a month later, with little explanation.

Foxx announced early in the investigation that she was recusing herself because she had exchanged text messages with a member of Smollett’s family, promising that she would assist them.

According to Page Six, Webb has been instructed by Toomin to look into Foxx’s decision and Smollett’s alleged crimes. If the Webb determines that Smollett’s charges should not have been dropped, he could suggest that the charges be re-instated or that new charges be brought against the actor and anyone else who might have been involved with the case.