Just because Jussie Smollett was let off the hook doesn’t mean he’s free just yet.
The FBI has now decided to further delve into the hate crime hoax.
They’re curious, like the rest of the nation, how Smollett could walk free after committing such a heinous crime.
Here’s the scoop…
BREAKING: Two law enforcement officials briefed on the matter tell @ABC the FBI is *reviewing* circumstances surrounding dismissal of criminal charges against Jussie Smollett. ABC News is told this is not an investigation. It is a "review" or "inquiry".
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) March 27, 2019
BREAKING: @JoshMargolin reports 2 law enforcement officials briefed on matter tell @ABC the FBI is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of criminal charges against #JussieSmollett. FBI Chicago & CPD spokesmen had no comment. SAO not immediately avail for comment
— Stephanie Wash (@WashNews) March 27, 2019
From ABC 7 Chicago:
The FBI is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of criminal charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, two law enforcement officials confirmed.
All 16 felony disorderly conduct counts against Smollett for allegedly lying to police were dropped Tuesday in exchange for community service and forfeiture of his $10,000 bond payment. A hearing Wednesday to expunge his criminal record has been delayed.
In other words, this story is far from being told.
Jussie may never have to serve hard time, but there’s still a decent chance he could be in some very big trouble.
The bottom line is that Smollett lied to law enforcement officials, as well as the nation when he appeared with Robin Roberts on ABC.
How he got off with only a community service charge is bush league, at best.
Jussie needs to be made an example of to discourage future hate crime hoaxers.
Former Stormy Daniels lawyer, Michael Avenatti, was arrested on Monday for alleged bank and wire fraud in both California and New York.
Reportedly, he attempted to extort Nike for $20 million.
Avenatti had dreams of a 2020 run for president before being canned by Daniels, among numerous other problems over the past few months.
A man said to be a co-conspirator in the Avenatti fraud scheme is the celebrity lawyer of Smollett, former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Michael Jackson, and many others.
Oh, he’s also a CNN contributor.
Correction…was a CNN contributor.
From The Daily Wire:
“The co-conspirator in that matter is attorney Mark Geragos, two people familiar with the matter said,” the Journal reported. “According to the complaint filed in New York, Mr. Avenatti and Mr. Geragos, the alleged co-conspirator, met with lawyers for Nike in New York on March 19 and threatened to release damaging information unless the company agreed to pay the two lawyers millions of dollars and another $1.5 million to the client Avenatti claimed to represent.”
On CNN’s website, Geragos is listed as “a legal analyst for CNN.”
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) March 25, 2019
CNN fired Geragos:
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) March 25, 2019
Here’s Geragos giving an interview on former “Empire” actor, Smollett:
H/T: Right Scoop