Charged with faking it: 5 felony charges Jussie Smollett could face

Actor Jussie Smollett stands accused of faking an elaborate hate crime against himself: a choreographed, self-inflicted beating staged with two Nigerian brothers, pre-canned racial slurs, and an actual noose.  So what are some of the criminal charges Smollett could face?  After conferring with a number of criminal law attorneys, here are five charges Jussie Smollett could be facing. Before jumping into the law in this case, here are the relevant allegations (and a reminder that these are allegations and have not been proven in court):  Prior to the event, Jussie Smollett is alleged to have mailed a threatening letter to himself at work;given two Nigerian brothers $100 to buy a rope and gear;written a check to one of the brothers for $3,500; andinstructed the brothers to stage a mock beating, pour gasoline on him, tie a noose around his neck, and to use racial slurs.After the hoax, Jussie Smollett is alleged to have beaten himself in the face to…

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