16 felonies

It should be interesting to see the inevitable outrage from the Hollywood crowd:

A Cook County grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, according to court records. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed the indictment, which they said was returned by a grand jury on Thursday. 

It doesn’t look like this one is being swept under the rug.