Jussie Smollett Could Face Up To 10 Years In Prison If He Is Found Guilty Of Staging His Attack
Feb. 18, 2019
Jussie Smollett's hate crime case is reportedly on its way to court next week, according to law enforcement sources who spoke to TMZ. These sources, who are connected to the ongoing investigation, claim the police department is keeping the initial suspects, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo (pictured below), within reach in downtown Chicago in efforts to shield them from external influence. Apparently, they insist on blocking any contact between the Osundairo brothers and Smollett.
According to previous reports, the brothers named Smollett as part of the attack's orchestration. Given this development, the measures to keep Smollett from contacting them point to a reversal. While the Chicago Police Department continued to affirm Smollett's treatment as the victim in this case, the Osundairo brothers' testimonies could be leveraged to dismiss the complaint and even lead to Smollett's own indictment for filing a false police report.
If Smollett is found to have fabricated planned the scenario and fabricated his story, he could earn felony charges given the severity of the accusations. The penalties for this kind of false report ranges between probation to a prison sentence between 1 to 10 years.
The police have already stated that Smollett would be held accountable if required.