IL attorney Rod Drobinski reviewed the indictment and toldFox News the grand jury hit Smollett with a separate count for every different crime he alleged had been perpetrated against him (eight in all) - to each of the officers he spoke with (two).
On Friday, the case went in front of a grand jury in Chicago and they added 15 additional counts to the one charge he was already facing.
Jussie Smollett now faces 16 counts of felony disorderly conduct which carry a maximum prison sentence of 48 years.
Smollett has been charged with 16 counts of felony disorderly conduct in connection with falsely filing a police report.
Smollett, who was released on bail from jail the day after he was charged on February 20, is scheduled to appear in court next week. That America was a disgustingly racist country, that blacks would never get a fair shake of the stick and Orange Man Bad given those MAGA hats. The US does have a method of upping the seriousness of a crime and the punishment for it - a "hate crime".
Smollett has consistently denied any involvement in orchestrating the attack against himself.
The move came a day after the 36-year-old was charged with lying to Chicago police about the allegedly staged incident, in which he said two masked men beat him and slung a noose around his neck while yelling racist and homophobic abuse. Jussie Smollett's next court appearance will be on March 14, 2019.
The specific charges against Smollett in the 16-count indictment were not immediately clear, but a local CBS affiliate said it alleges the actor knew "there was no reasonable ground for believing that such offenses had been committed".
Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Mr Smollett told at least one of the brothers that he was "dissatisfied" with his salary on the show.
The 30-page indictment reveals eight felony counts for his initial story to Chicago Police and eight more counts for the story he subsequently told a detective.
He's likely to arrange a plea deal, ABC7 reported. Johnson told reporters that police suspect that Smollett sent to Chicago studio where "Empire" is shot a letter threatening the actor.
Since Smollett's arrest, the producers of "Empire" announced that the actor's character would be removed from the season's final two episodes.
According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, most teams have a favorable opinion of Murray and are not anxious about that. What about Murray's less-than-ideal 5-feet-10 1/8 height? Meaning Murray was not only small, but also slight.
With attacking options running dry for Ole, we foresee a return to a midfield diamond to utilise the fit midfield players. United's injury crisis could see youngsters Angel Gomes , James Garner and Tahith Chong make senior appearances.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Ghafoor confirmed that two Indian pilots had been arrested but gave no further details. An Indian foreign ministry spokesperson said Indian planes engaged with the Pakistan aircraft and brought one of them down.
On Friday , he measured in at just over 6-3, weighing 228 pounds with an astonishing 1.6 percent body fat. Metcalf will look to build on his incredible combine performance during Ole Miss' Pro Day on March 29th.
Weisselberg has been a Trump ally for decades, dating back to when the president's father, Fred Trump, was calling the shots. Cohen's lawyers had touted his cooperation with investigators before he was sentenced to three years in prison in December.
The deal, which is the most expensive contract any major professional sport has ever seen, includes a no-trade clause. Harper wore a headband with the D.C. flag's design, reflecting his oft-stated pride in playing for Washington.
Although the family didn't think that Jenner would cut Woods off at first , they're more convinced she will now. She has admitted to making out with Tristan Thompson , who was still with Khloe Kardashian at the time.
The mistake was the result of an editor (hi) misreading the press release (sorry Ali!) and we sure do regret the error. Note that this is just a virtual reality set for the Labo , this won't suddenly let you play Breath of the Wild in VR.
The unusually strong statement further claimed that "the Democrats are not after the truth, they are after the president ". Nor was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mr Mueller as special counsel.
The transfer chief is expected to hold talks with Roma president James Pallotta before making a final decision on his future. Granit Xhaka will retain his position in midfield and Matteo Guendouzi is expected to start alongside him.
According to TMZ , Freeman was in her Pasadena, Calif. home when she complained to her husband Dion that she couldn't breathe. She had a husband and daughter. "I'm so overwhelmed", Freeman said in the emotional video. 'I'm so overwhelmed.
The US-educated veteran diplomat helped craft the pact that curbed Iran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief. However, it came after Zarif was not present for a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday.
The bet which tempts me in is the 8/5 on offer about the game being goalless at half time ( under 0.5 first-half goals ). One change for Burnley as well. "It's not the priority- the priority is Huddersfield and getting the points to stay up".
It's called the V3 Supercharger, and it can support up to 250kW per vehicle , from a cabinet that's rated at 1MW. The new V3 Supercharger standard represents a step change improvement in charging capabilities.
Shankar said he would not over-react after taking match-winning wickets but is glad that he could help the tea win. The result means Australia will lose the series if they suffer another defeat in Ranchi on Friday.
Despite the distractions, Friday's landing appeared to be another triumph for SpaceX, and validation of years of work. The crewless mission , called Demo-1, was SpaceX's chance to show it can build a spaceship that can carry people.
Watters mistook King for another black woman anchor, Robin Roberts , anchor of ABC's Good Morning America . If I'm too light on him, it's like because you're in the community you are giving him a pass.
He continued: "When you say 'self made, ' her sister had sex with somebody, the tape got leaked, and the whole family cashed in". Reid tried to defend Jenner but Piers went on to insist the 21-year-old reality star isn't "even that good looking".
Americans are importing far more from overseas than they are exporting-imports grew 7.5% while exports increased only 6.3%. The data shows that Trump's America First policies to close the trade gap haven't had their desired effect.
If only there were some way of showing us what might happen and giving us a taste for what is going to go on. That's complicated because I find the best battle sequences are when you have a strong point of view.
Trump critics said he squandered critical USA leverage before the North had taken any concrete steps toward denuclearization. After holding a working lunch, Kim and Trump plan to sign a joint statement around 2 p.m., according to the White House.
The White House has been bracing for Cohen's congressional testimony and has characterized him as a loser and a liar. Cohen also intends to reveal information about Trump's financial statements, an anonymous source told the network.