Jussie Smollett’s case is heading to the grand jury as early as this week, and that is terrible news for him. It is expected that the grand jury will look into the hoax and decide if he should be charged with filing a false police report. The best piece of evidence that points to the truth of the case is that law enforcement has taken measures to make sure Smollett cannot communicate with the brothers who allegedly helped him perpetrate the hoax. Smollett would face three years in prison if he is convicted on charges of filing a false police report, and he may have to reimburse law enforcement for the money they wasted investigating the fake attack.
Law official sources reported the case could be headed to a grand jury sometime this week, according to TMZ Sunday. Law enforcement is allegedly making sure Smollett is not in contact with the two Nigerian brothers who were first arrested Wednesday and subsequently released Friday.
The Daily Caller News Foundation contacted the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Monday to confirm if Smollett’s case was headed to a grand jury.
“We do not have that information at this point,” Jennifer Bryk of CPD said to TheDCNF over email.
Rafer Weigel of Fox 32 tweeted Monday that CPD said Smollett’s case could go to a grand jury if the “Empire” actor does not “voluntarily come in for questioning.”
“CPD says “it’s certainly possible” #JussieSmollett case could go to Grand Jury but “that’s way too premature,” Weigel tweeted. “May be a last resort if #Smollett doesn’t voluntarily come in for questioning. CPD says #Smollett’s lawyers have given no indication he will despite several requests.”
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