BREAKING: Jussie Smollett Officially Named SUSPECT by Chicago Police
Signaling that a possible indictment and criminal charges may be only hours away, Chicago Police are now classifying Jussie Smollett as a suspect in regards to a supposed attack he likely orchestrated on himself.
A spokesman for the Chicago Police confirmed as such in an announcement on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, going to to confirm that detectives were presenting evidence related to a case to a grand jury.
Case Update: Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony). Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury. pic.twitter.com/FhDcbBKsuU
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 20, 2019
This development is the strongest indication yet that Chicago Police will seek to press Smollett with criminal charges for orchestrating the hate hoax, in which he claimed he was attacked by Trump supporters who racially and verbally abused him.
In reality, investigators now believe that Smollett paid two Nigerian brothers $3,500 to stage the fake attack on him.
Criminal charges may be coming later today, and Big League Politics will continue to monitor the situation.