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A grand jury returned 16 federal counts of disorderly conduct against Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a hate crime attack in January.

According to CBS Chicago, the grand jury returned the indictment on Thursday.

Last month, Smollet was charged with a disorderly conduct count for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack last month.

Smollett’s next court date is reportedly scheduled for next week.

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Jussie Smollett Charged With 16 Felony Counts By Grand Jury was originally published on tlcnaptown.com

14 thoughts on “Jussie Smollett Charged With 16 Felony Counts By Grand Jury

  1. Butter Pecan on said:

    For once I agree with Sharpton, who even perpetuated this attack needs to be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. BOOM

  2. Passing Through!! on said:

    Wow that was fast. Why can’t they charge the racist who make fraudulent 911 calls on blacks, or the racist in blue like the cop who pulled a gun on the black man in Colorado for cleaning up his yard. They need 60 to 90 to investigate their own but can charge a black man within a few weeks. This is how swiftly the unjust system works when the shoe is on the other foot.

    • Ted Gravely on said:

      PT – maybe black folks will wake up. Remember Manafort got 47 months out of a possible 24 years???? If Jussie receives one day that will be one day too much. I’m still standing beside this brother. We shall see. If Trump can stand behind and praise convicted felons, darn it – black people should unashamedly stand beside a brother who hasn’t spent one day on trial.

      • Butter Pecan on said:

        Ted, I agree with you. Our justice system is based on the presumption of innocence. I’ll give Jussie the benefit of the doubt, just as you gave George Zimmerman prior to his trial.

      • Triam on said:

        Exactly!!! This is BS! It’s only because he said white folk did it. I hate this country!

    • jhuf on said:

      NO obviously it’s because Smollett’s lies were blatant and telling from the start the only person too stupid not to see through his sham was Robbin Roberts

      • Passing Through!! on said:

        @Triam…Exactly, because he said it was MEGA. How many fraudulent 911 calls were made against black people in the past year? Black girl sleeping in her dorm, black man breaking into his own car, strolling his baby in the park, black child selling water…the list goes on and not one racist arrested, charged or even investigated.

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