. . . On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office confirmed to NBC News that Smollett had pleaded no contest . . . with providing false information to law enforcement in 2007. . .
Another brand new development (this time involving the “hate” letter).
The two Nigerian men, also known as the “This is MAGA country!” guys, that “beat” Jussie said that Jussie did the letter too (in addition to staging the phony beating).
They were allegedly paid $3500.00 plus promised another $500.00 by Jussie later to carry out this hate crime false-flag hoax.
Jussie has been removed from at least some of his TV scenes (but not all) as per Fox (also in the story).
CBS: Brothers Told Police Jussie Smollett Behind Sending Himself Hate Letter
Joshua Caplan 19 Feb 2019 Breitbart News
The two men who participated in the allegedly staged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police that the singer-actor was behind “creating” a threatening letter sent to him on the set of the program, according to a report. . . .
. . . The development comes after ABC News reported Tuesday that the FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service officials are investigating whether Smollett was involved in the letter’s January 22 delivery. The letter, which contained powered aspired and the phrase “Die black fag,” is currently undergoing tests at an FBI crime lab. . . .
. . . Police are seeking to re-question Smollett amid allegations that he staged the attack with the brothers — Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo — who were extras on Empire . Anna Kavanagh, a press representative for Smollett, said Monday that the actor has no plans to meet with police and that his lawyers would keep an “active dialogue” going with authorities on his behalf. . . .
. . . Smollett, who is gay and African-American, told police that two masked men had doused him with an unknown chemical substance as they spewed racist and anti-gay insults at him. The actor also claimed that his attackers had looped a thin rope around his neck and screamed “This is MAGA country!” before fleeing the area.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office confirmed to NBC News that Smollett had pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and driving without a license, along with providing false information to law enforcement in 2007. The actor was sentenced to probation for two years and given a choice to pay a fine or serve jail time, NBC News 10 reported. . . .