Things just got more than real because for Jussie Smollett his worst nightmare has become a reality, and the horrible Hollywood Empire like crime has real consequences. Jussie Smollett has been officially indicted on 16 FELONY counts. All stemming from his disastrous plot to stage a hate crime in hopes of more clout.
Jussie was originally only facing a single count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report which could carry a three-year sentence plus fines. These are all “false report offenses” , and are class 4 felonies. In Illinois, a class 4 felony is punishable by between one and four years incarceration in a state prison, and a fine of up to $50,000. First offenders are likely to receive a suspended sentence or house arrest. Jussie is set to be arraigned on March 14.
The grand jury charged Jussie with one count each for each false statement made to the police during two interviews! Mark Geragos head of Jussie legal team were shocked by the news, and had no idea about the meeting of a grand jury Thursday that decided the was guilty of all 16 counts! He made a statement saying:
“The fact of an indictment was not unexpected. We knew that there is no way they would expose their evidence to a public airing and subject their witnesses to cross-examination. What is unexpected, however, is the prosecutorial overkill in charging 16 separate counts against Jussie.”
“This redundant and vindictive indictment is nothing more than a desperate attempt to make headlines in order to distract from the internal investigation launched to investigate the outrageous leaking of false information by the Chicago Police Department and the shameless and illegal invasion of Jussie’s privacy in tampering with his medical records. Jussie adamantly maintains his innocence even if law enforcement has robbed him of that presumption.”
Chicago PD conducted their own internal investigation after some falsified information was leaked to the public!
There is no word of the fate of the two Nigerian body builder trainers that Jussie hired to “train” him, and stage the “hate crime” attack. Abel and Ola Osundairo have cooperated with Chicago authorities, and ratted Jussie out!
The cops also had strong evidence such as Lyft ride share history of the brothers that details their trips to and from the scene of the staged attack, texts, and surveillance footage of the brothers buying the props. Se below.
We will keep you updated on this crazy case of when clout chasing goes wrong!