BREAKING: Jussie Smollett indicted in connection with alleged Chicago attack [VIDEO]
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CHICAGO (WLS) — The Cook County Clerk’s Office confirmed Tuesday that special prosecutor Dan Webb has indicted former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in connection with the alleged attack in Streeterville in January 2019.
Webb released a statement, saying a Cook County grand jury returned a six-count indictment against Smollett, charging him with making four separate false reports to Chicago police “related to his false claims that he was the victim of a hate crime, knowing he was not the victim of a crime.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Smollett had originally been charged with 16 counts of felony disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about the alleged attack, which police say Smollett staged on himself because he was unhappy with his “Empire” salary.
Webb was investigating whether Smollett should be further prosecuted for alleged false police reports. He was also investigating whether anyone — or group — involved in the investigation engaged in wrongdoing.
Webb said the second investigation, into wrongdoing, is ongoing.
JUST IN: Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a special prosecutor in Chicago investigating allegations he bogusly reported being the victim of a January 2019 hate-crime attack, a source close to Smollett told @ABC news. https://t.co/1WdRpmugOA
— ABC News (@ABC) February 11, 2020
BREAKING: Reports: Actor Jussie Smollett faces new charges for reporting attack that Chicago police say was a hoax. https://t.co/tfdQWN8mRo
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 11, 2020
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