He didn’t pay.
“The Law Department is now drafting a civil complaint that will be filed in Circuit Court of Cook County,” Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for the corporate, talked about.
In a letter despatched to the “Empire” actor on March 28, the city’s firm counsel talked about that if he didn’t pay inside the subsequent seven days, he could also be prosecuted using Chicago’s municipal code or totally different licensed therapies.
“The city feels this is a reasonable and legally justifiable amount to collect to help offset the costs of the investigation,” McCaffrey talked about on the time.
The letter was despatched after a prosecutor unexpectedly dropped 16 felony disorderly conduct costs in direction of Smollett, who was accused of staging the assault on himself.
CNN has tried to realize the actor’s attorneys. Previously, they declined to the touch upon the letter and referred CNN to an announcement that talked about outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson should apologize to Smollett.
Smollett, who’s black and gay, had suggested police that two males attacked him on January 29, yelling racist and homophobic slurs whereas inserting him, police talked about. Smollett moreover talked about the lads positioned a noose spherical his neck and poured bleach on him, according to police.
More than two dozen police personnel spent weeks working the case, the letter despatched to Smollett talked about, diverting regulation enforcement belongings that may have been used to investigate totally different crimes.
Police in the long run received right here to think about Smollett staged the assault to bolster his profile and career. The actor has insisted he suggested the truth regarding the assault.
The costs in direction of him have been dropped after he forfeited his bail money and carried out group service, prosecutors talked about.
CNN’s Brad Parks, Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe and Marlena Baldacci contributed to this report.