Jussie Smollett Charged in Attack Investigation Hours After Being "Officially Classified as a Suspect"

E! Online | 2/20/2019 | Staff
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UPDATE: The Cook County's State Attorney's Office has approved charges against Empire star Jussie Smollett. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Filing a False Police Report, which are classified as a Class 4 felony. Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Wednesday evening, "Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest."

Meanwhile, Jussie's attorneys tell E! News in a statement, "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense."

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Chicago Police Departments Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi announced on Twitter that Jussie Smollett is "is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice."

According to Guglielmi, Smollett's shift to suspect is...
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