City of Chicago Demands $ 130k !!!
… Or Else
3/28/2019 2:26 PM PDT
Jussie Smollett 's alleged "attack" is not over, because the City of Chicago is demanding $ 130,000 from the actor, but the actor has customs Chicago officials to go pound sand.
The Chicago Corporation Counsel ̵
The Corporation Counsel writes, " About two boxes of detectives and police officers participated in the investigation, ultimately spending weeks investigating your false claims. "
The letter goes on to say they have the goods, saying," The Chicago police investigation revealed that You know, you have filed a false police report and have actually orchestrated your own attack. "
And, then comes the threat … the city is demanding" immediate payment of the $ 130,106.15 "within 7 days. If Jussie doesn't exist, the Corporation Counsel vows to "prosecute you for making a false statement under the Municipal Code of Chicago." The penalty is no jail, but a fine of no less than $ 500 … but here's the deal – the city could go after Jussie for 3 times the actual damages , or more than $ 390,000. Although the penalties are only monetary, it can be found by a judge or jury that Jussie faked the attack.
Jussie's response was immediate and clear … a spokesperson duty TMZ, "It is the Mayor and the police chief who has an apology for dragging and innocent man's character through the mud. jussie has paid enough. "
As you know … prosecutors in stunning fashion dropped Jussie's case earlier this week – much to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chagrin . Jussie surrendered his $ 10k bond, but that's it.