Well, in case you have been living under a rock the charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped enraging people across the country.
The reason the charges were dropped is not really that much of a mystery. He is a rich liberal who knows people that can make this sort of thing happen.
However, he is not exactly out of the woods yet since the FBI has now stepped in.
Here is more from Fox News:
Jussie Smollett may have had the criminal charges related to his alleged staged hate crime dropped, but the “Empire” star may still face both federal charges and civil lawsuits in connection to the scandal.
On Tuesday, the Cook County State’s Attorney dropped 16 felony counts against the actor stemming from his allegedly false police report about a hate attack he claimed to have suffered on Jan. 29.
Though he escaped criminal charges, the legal fallout may not be over for Smollett.
Former Cook County prosecutor-turned-criminal-defense-attorney Andrew Weisberg told Fox News on Wednesday that Smollett’s case is unusual for several reasons — most notably the speed at which his charges were dismissed. Smollett was indicted on March 8 and his charges were dismissed on March 26.
“It was such a quick turnaround. Pretrial diversions are usually a year long, and this happened so quickly,” Weisberg said, adding that he suspects the case’s notoriety accelerated the proceedings.
Weisberg, who was working in the courthouse the day the dismissal was announced, was baffled by the proceedings. “I figured they had a plea agreement and I was shocked when I heard the dismissal,” he admitted. “I can’t figure it out. I don’t think it’s anything corrupt or anything terrible — but it’s an unusually great outcome for [Smollett].”
Weisberg explained that in a best-case scenario for similar false police report cases that he’s worked on, the defendant will get deferred prosecution, but that it’s still somewhat rare because of the amount of work police put in to investigate claims. In most cases, he said, a defendant may be sentenced to probation and have to pay restitution to the cover city’s estimated expenses.