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Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts

Posted at 5:09 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 17:09:52-05

(NBC) – “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a grand jury in Chicago on 16 felony counts after allegedly lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime.

Smollett was charged last month with felony disorderly conduct for the allegedly false report he made with Chicago police on Jan. 29, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Smollett and his attorneys have denied the allegations against him.