*City of Chicago and CPD gives Smollet a week to pay 130k because "The City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department take seriously those who make false statements to the police, thereby diverting resources from other investigations and undermining the criminal justice system".
*From the article: “The city feels that is a reasonable and legally justifiable amount to collect to help offset the cost of the investigation,” said Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Law. “The next step is for Mr. Smollett to immediately make arrangements to reimburse the city and taxpayers for the cost.”
*In further wtf news, Tina Glandian, one of Smollet's lawyers has said that its not implausible that the brothers that allegedly attacked Smollet were wearing 'whiteface'.
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