Jussie Smollett could face jail time for staging fake attack and wasting police time

Empire actor Jussie Smollett could face prosecution if it is found he wasted police time and staged a fake hate crime attack against himself, using an actor from his show. 

Two brothers of Nigerian descent, one of whom appeared as an extra on Empire, had their home raided by Chicago police Wednesday night as part of an investigation into the potentially staged attack.

CBS 2 investigative journalist Brad Edwards, citing a source with intimate knowledge of the Chicago Police Department’s investigation into the matter, claims the attack on Smollett was “potentially orchestrated” by the actor and the two men, who are persons of interest in the case.

Information Liberation reports: Both men reportedly left for Nigeria on the day of the attack, according to Charlie De Mar of CBS Chicago.

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