Jussie Smollett may have dropped the criminal charges associated with his alleged staged hat crime, but the star "Empire" can still face both federal charges and scandal civil cases.
Tuesday, the Cook County State Attorney fell 16 criminals count against the actor because he allegedly filed a false police report on a hate attack, he claimed to have suffered on January 29.
Smollett, 36, told the police that he was attacked by two masked men, as he had gone home from a Chicago Subway sandwich shop at 2 am. Smollett claimed that the masked men beat him, talked him with homophobic and racist veil, and shouted, "This is MAGA country."
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Police later determined that Smollett's masked attackers were brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, which the authorities also identified as the men viewed on surveillance video that bought rope hung around Smollett's neck during the alleged attack. Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson told the press at the time the brothers collaborated with the authorities and the investigation concerned a hate crime investigation of a case of false reporting that transforms Smollett from an alleged victim in the case to a suspect. [1
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Following news of Smollett's declining charges, Tuesday's first assistant state lawyer Joseph was reported Magat told the press that he still believes smollett filed a false police report and that prosecutors in the case "are behind the investigation and facts … this was not a liberation."  Smollett has reportedly performed community service and voluntarily lost his $ 10,000 bond, says Magats, making it a "fair and just result" for the case – though that result resulted in Chicago police and mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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Although he escaped criminal charges, the legal fallout cannot be over Smollett.  Los Angeles-based criminal lawyer Alaleh Kamran explained that Smollett may still have civilian consequences for allegedly filing a false police report.
"At this point, all that has happened is the state telling us that they will not prosecute him criminal charges, but that does not mean that there can be no civil cases in both ways. Jussie can sue the complaining witnesses , the complaining witnesses can sue him, "Kamran told People on Tuesday." I'm sure there will be lawsuits because there are injuries. Jussie's career has been destroyed, his name and reputation have been dragged through the mud, I would be surprised if he did not take any civil action to at least clear his name. "
] Smollett can also still face federal mail fraud charges when the FBI investigates whether he has sent him had-mail twisted with white powder a week before the alleged attack took place. If convicted, Smollett could face up to a decade in prison.
Fox News correspondent Judge Andrew Napolitano said dropping charges in a case like this is "almost unheard of" and offered two possible explanations for alternatives: "Either because the government could not prove the case beyond reasonable doubt, regardless of the evidence it has, or because it decided to give Smollett what is called a "deferred prosecution", which means a short probationary period at which termination would be rejected. "Deferred prosecution would also trigger Smollett's record at the end of probation.
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is also considering appealing the actor to recover some of the money the city has wasted on the long investigation, reports reported.
Smollett's lawyer, Patricia Brown-Holmes, said at a press conference on Tuesday that it was not a postponed trial and that the records in the case were sealed.