FBI Launches Investigation into Dismissal of Jussie Smollett's Criminal Charges
The FBI launched an investigation on Jussie Smollett after all 16 counts of felony charges were dropped against him by the Chicago prosecutors office.
The "Empire" actor might have been cleared from all 16 counts of felony charges in Chicago, but law enforcement confirmed that he is currently being investigated by the federal government.
The FBI is not convinced with the dropping of charges that they feel the need to investigate the whole ordeal on a larger scale. Aside from his disorderly conduct charges, he may be implicated for perpetuating a hate crime to defend smaller minorities.
His charges were dropped following an agreement on having community service and the forfeiture of his $10,000 bond payment.
The prosecutor's office dropping the charges against Smollett totally blindsided Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson, who both have been very outspoken about getting Smollett to pay for staging the attack in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood.
THE CONTROVERSIAL "STAGED" ATTACK
Jussie Smollett made headlines after he was viciously attacked by two masked men just hours after midnight in Chicago. He was allegedly heading towards a Subway restaurant when he was "attacked."
However, after the police arrested two brothers who were supposedly responsible for the crime, they revealed that they were paid by the actor to stage the whole thing.
In fact, Smollett was allegedly the person who bought the rope that was seen hanging on his neck after the attack.
After the whole staged attack controversy was revealed, people began to question Jussie's sincerity and were waiting for the jury's verdict on the case.
After the police shifted their view on the investigation of the attack, the actor vehemently denied orchestrating the attack and is "angered and devastated" that people actually think that he did it.
News of the "planned attack" emerged after outlets reported that the two brothers who were arrested for the crime were released without charges.
Smollett might be the mastermind behind his own "hate crime," as his alleged attackers have spoken up and revealed the "Empire" actor's involvement in what they claimed is a staged attack. According to these two men, the "Empire" star paid both of them to stage the incident.
With so many sides to this story, an FBI investigation is exactly what everyone involved needs in order to finally get to the bottom of the truth and let this story rest.