The County Attorney’s Office approved a charge of disorderly conduct against Smollett Wednesday night, after Chicago police spent the day presenting evidence related to the matter to a grand jury.
Individuals can be charged with disorderly conduct in Illinois for filing false police reports, which was exactly what Smollett did according to all indications.
The cooperation of the two Osundairo brothers, who admitted to having been hired by Smollett to carry out the hoax, was likely instrumental in demonstrating the need for criminal charges in the matter to either the county attorney or grand jury.
Sources indicate that Smollett is expected in court tomorrow to make a plea in response to the charges, and possibly post bail.
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