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Chicago District Attorney Drops Jussie Smollet Felony Charges, Cites Actor’s Community Service

The “Empire” actor who allegedly staged a fake hate crime and lied to police, racking up 16 separate felony charges in the process, is now a free man facing no legal challenges after a district attorney determined he already did community service.

Reports indicate Jussie Smollett has already been released, and that the only penalty for his alleged crimes will be forfeiting a $10,000 bond. District attorney Kim Foxx chose to drop the charges because she believed Smollett would have only been punished with community service if found guilty, and that Smollett had already done community service in the past.

TMZ notes that it could find no evidence of Smollett’s previous community service.

Foxx is the same district attorney who local authorities want investigated by federal authorities, after she allegedly attempted to stop the hate hoax investigation.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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