Jussie Smollett: Chicago orders actor to pay $130,000 for cost of investigation

Donald Trump has said the FBI and justice department will review the case after city prosecutors abruptly dropped charges

Chicago city officials on Thursday ordered the Empire actor Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of a street attack that police say was staged to promote his career.

A letter from the city’s legal department to Smollett and his attorneys said that figure covers overtime worked by more than two dozen detectives and officers who spent weeks looking into Smollett’s claim in January, including reviewing video and physical evidence and conducting interviews.

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