BREAKING: Jussie Smollett Charged With Felony Disorderly Conduct/Filing False Police Report – Bond Hearing Set For Tomorrow
Cook County State’s Attorney’s office approved of charges against ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett Wednesday evening after the brothers testified to a grand jury for 2.5 hours.
Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct and filing a false police report. Bond court hearing is set for Thursday at 1:30 PM.
Breaking: Cook County State’s Attorney office tells @ABC7Chicago Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct. Bond court hearing set for 1:30pm tomorrow.
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 21, 2019
Chicago Police spox confirmed Jussie Smollett was charged for disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest, Anthony Guglielmi said.
Felony criminal charges have been approved by @CookCountySAO against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report. Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest. pic.twitter.com/LvBSYE2kVj
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 21, 2019
Chicago’s Fox 32 had the scoop earlier Wednesday and reported that his sources in the Chicago Police Department said that Jussie Smollett will be indicted for filing a false police report in “hours, not days.”
Additionally, Smollett has added lawyer Mark Geragos to his legal team. Garagos is infamous for representing Michael Jackson and murderer Scott Peterson.
On Wednesday afternoon, Smollett officially became a suspect in a criminal investigation for filing a false police report.
On January 29th, ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago Police that two white Trump supporters ambushed him on the streets of Chicago at 2 AM while he was walking back to his apartment following a midnight run to Subway to grab a sandwich.
Smollett alleged the two white males recognized him as the actor from ‘Empire,’ hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck.
The hate hoax began to unravel after it was revealed two Nigerian brothers, who were also extras on Empire were paid $4,000 to stage the attack.
The Nigerian brothers involved in Jussie Smollett’s hate hoax told Chicago police that Smollett paid them $4,000 to stage the MAGA attack after the police threatened to charge them with battery.
The brothers have also claimed that Smollett was behind a threatening letter that was sent to him a week before the “attack.”
The FBI and US Postal Inspection Service are investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending a threatening and racist letter crafted from magazine clippings to the ‘Empire’ studio in Chicago prior to the fake MAGA attack. (screenshot below)
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
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