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Actor Jussie Smollett Faces 6 New Charges in Chicago

Actor Jussie Smollett Faces 6 New Charges in Chicago Photo: ABC News

DON BABWIN and HERB McCANN Associated Press
Created: February 11, 2020 09:00 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on himself last year in downtown Chicago.

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The indictment came from a special prosecutor who was appointed after Cook County prosecutors dropped the same charges last March.

Special prosecutor Dan Webb said Tuesday in a statement that Smollett faces six counts of disorderly conduct. The charges stem from four separate false reports that he gave to police in which he contended he was a victim of a hate crime.

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