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Chicago isn’t done with Jussie Smollett yet!
The former Empire star has just been indicted on 6 felony counts of lying to law enforcement, specifically disorderly conduct but all involved allegations of lying to cops. Of the 16 original charges, 6 were re-filed “in the interest of justice.”
Special Prosecutor Webb says Jussie “planned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Dept. officers.”
Chicago Police has been after Jussie since last year, when they accused him of lying about the racist and homophobic attack he allegedly endured in Chicago. After the 16 felony charges against Jussie were randomly dropped in March 2019, they sued him for the money used to investigate his case.
A source connected to Jussie tells us, “The officers who re-investigated the case are the same ones who originally investigated it. These officers are currently being sued by Smollett. They have also spent taxpayer money on having these officers go to Los Angeles and harass members of Smollett’s team and friends.”
Jussie will be arraigned February 24. We’re told he faces up to 3 years in state prison if convicted.