Upsides, downsides for Smollett, city in looming fines fight

CHICAGO --- A brewing battle over Chicago's demand that Jussie Smollett recoup the city more than $130,000 (almost P6.9 million) for an investigation into his report of a racist, anti-gay attack and the "Empire" actor's apparent determination not to pay it could ultimately land in a civil court, where a jury could have to answer the question that was supposed to be answered in criminal court: Was the attack staged or not? The first legal skirmish in the wake of a shocking decision by Cook County prosecutors earlier this week to drop all criminal charges against Smollett could come as soon as the end of next week, the deadline for Smollett to send in a money order or cashier's chec...Keep on reading: Upsides, downsides for Smollett, city in looming fines fight

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