Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts For False Reports [Video]

(CNN) “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 felony counts by a Cook County grand jury. Smollett reported to police in January that he had been attacked in Chicago in an incident that ended with a noose around his neck.

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But after police detained two men who were “persons of interest,” police sources revealed that police suspected Smollett knew the men and allegedly had paid them $3,500 to stage the attack.

CNN’s Bill Kirkos reported from Chicago and CNN’s Sheena Jones reported from Atlanta.



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