The FBI is currently in the process of investigating the factors behind the criminal charges against Jussie Smollett being dropped.
According to ABC 7, the 16 felony disorderly conduct charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped Tuesday in exchange for community service and forfeiture of his $10,000 bond. State Attorney Kim Foxx said in a statement that she decided to walk away from the case as the prosecution made the decision due to believing they could win the case against Smollett.
“Based on the facts and the evidence . . . this office believes that they could prove him guilty. I believe this is a just outcome based on the circumstances.”
She added that it is common practice to drop charges in exchange for community service and Smollet did not receive special treatment. The case was then passed over to First Assistant State Attorney Joe Magats although he believes that the ‘Empire’ actor is not innocent.
“Based on all facts and circumstances of the case, and also keeping in mind resources and keeping in mind that the office’s number one priority is to combat violent crime and the drivers of violence, I decided to offer this disposition in the case”
However, Jussie could still federal charges for obstruction of justice, conspiracy, mail fraud or threatening communications.