CHICAGO — Chicago special prosecutor Dan Webb has indicted actor Jussie Smollett for an apparent hoax hate-crime attack he allegedly orchestrated January of 2019, according to reports.
The specific charges were not immediately made public. He is due in court February 24.
FOX 32 Chicago broke the story.
Smollett was indicted on February 20, 2019 for disorderly conduct consisting of allegedly paying two Nigerian-American brothers to stage a fake hate crime assault on him and filing a false police report.
Smollett’s defense team reached a deal with prosecutors on March 26, 2019, in which all charges were dropped in return for Smollett performing community service and forfeiting his $10,000 bond.
On March 27, 2019, it was announced that the FBI would be investigating why the charges were dismissed.