Charges filed against Jussie Smollett were dismissed today by Chicago prosecutors, and the case was sealed by the judge who presided at the hearing.
“While prosecutors claimed to have overwhelming evidence, the deal did not require Smollett to admit he did anything wrong. What’s more, Smollett’s lawyers have vehemently disputed there was an agreement at all, and now the entire court file has been sealed at the defense’s request,” the Chicago Tribune reported
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Jussie Smollett, according to Chicago police, allegedly sent himself a death threat letter just one week before the alleged hoax. If the FBI determines that Jussie Smollett did send that letter to himself, he faces a charge of mail fraud, which is pretty substantial. Five to ten years in prison. Chicago police did tell us all along that the FBI is investigating that letter. The FBI just won’t confirm it to us,” Breitbart News reported.
“This aligns with reporting from ABC7 Chicago, which confirms that the FBI is still investigating Smollett,” Breitbart continued.
We think the feds, apart from possible separate federal charges, should take a close look at the case with particular emphasis on the two brothers who fingered Smollett. This case does not pass the smell test.