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Empire Star, Jussie Smollett is facing up to 48 years Imprisonment

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Empire Star, Jussie Smollett is facing up to 48 years Imprisonment

Jussie Smollett has been hit with an additional 15 counts of filing a false police report by a grand jury and is now facing up to 48 years behind bars.

The Empire actor was initially charged with one Class 4 Felony charge of disorderly conduct last month but a grand jury has applied that charge 15 times over in a 36-page indictment that was returned on Thursday.

Now, he is facing a maximum sentence of 48 years behind bars and fines of up to $400,000.

He is expected to cut a plea deal with authorities, according to experts cited by ABC.

Neither Smollett's legal team nor Cook County prosecutors have commented on the new indictment which was first reported by CWB.

(Ladun Liadi)

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