After Smollett pleaded not guilty, Cook County Judge Steven Watkins granted him permission to travel to NY and California to consult with his attorneys, if he provides 48 hours notice to the court's pretrial services office.
Smollett is due back in front of a judge for a hearing on April. 17.
Chicago Police have opened an internal investigation into media leaks in the case, something Smollett's legal team will likely use in court.
In a statement, Smollett's attorney Mark Geragossaid while the indictment was "not unexpected". "We welcome cameras in the courtroom so that members of the media can see the actual evidence - and what we feel is actually going to be a lack of evidence - against Mr. Smollett". A source told ET at the time that Smollett chose to come to court on Tuesday - though he wasn't required to - because he wanted to be as transparent as possible, and that he looks forward to the evidence being presented in court.
Prosecutors claim Smollett, who is black and gay, paid two brothers with whom he was acquainted, to carry out a racial and homophobic attack, hoping the incident would advance his career and secure him a higher salary on Empire.
Smollett has been indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct by a Cook County grand jury.
Smollett is accused of staging an attack on himself on January 29. The men were released without being charged.
There were several supporters outside the courthouse doors as Smollett arrived for the hearing, including some who waved signs. "What is unexpected, however, is the prosecutorial overkill in charging 16 separate counts".
Smollett has denied any involvement in orchestrating an attack.
The subsection of the IL law states: "A person commits disorderly conduct when he or she knowingly". But the Fox drama's executive producers said in a statement last month that the actor's character would be removed from this season's final two episodes "to avoid further disruption on set".
"Jussie Smollettknew that at the time of this transmission there was no reasonable ground for believing that such offenses had been committed", the indictment states.
News has confirmed that 13 defendants were taken into custody this morning in the Los Angeles area, including defendant Huffman. She answered "yes" to several questions from the federal magistrate, including whether she understood the charges against her.
Former wide receiver Antonio Bryant then sent his congratulations to Bell , saying he would let him announce the team himself. He may be looking for a similar amount of guaranteed money ($30 million) that the Raiders gave to Brown on his new contract.
George Foreman ended up paying his daughter to retire after her first loss because he didn't want her to be in the ring anymore. Freeda later focused her attention on raising a family with her husband and spent time working as a boxing promoter.
Traditionally, Game of Thrones episodes have clocked in at around an hour in length, so this is nothing out of the ordinary. Overall we are still looking at a final season which will run to 410 minutes continuously (the titles aside).
Both were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud in indictments unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Boston. Loughlin's husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was charged with the same felony as well as honest services mail fraud .
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule has unlatched from the International Space Station early today morning and has began its descent. Despite the distractions, Friday's landing appeared to be another triumph for SpaceX , and validation of years of work.
But Jackson dismissed his plea for no more prison time on the charges of conspiring to launder money and tamper with witnesses. State Department officials in Kiev in 2013, suggesting that the government at least had some awareness of what he was doing.
According to tracking website Down Detector, the problems hit Facebook users in Europe and the United States hardest. A similar message appeared to users on Instagram when trying to log in, saying, "We couldn't connect to Instagram ".
Woods said the neck strain first surfaced at the WGC-Mexico Championship, where he played through the pain to finish tied-10th. These players must know how to get themselves out of trouble which means scrambling becomes key to success this weekend.
To win Senate approval, the House resolution needs four Republican votes along with those of all its Democrats. Presidents have never before declared an emergency after Congress voted to deny them money for the same goal .
Ronaldo nearly scored when his long-range free kick forced Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak to make a hard save in the ninth minute. Atletico Madrid will automatically advance with any win, draw or one-goal loss.
Los Angeles in the NBA Playoffs
Ingram particularly excelled after the All-Star break and the trade deadline , averaging 27.8 points in his six most recent games. James played 33 minutes and showed no signs of letting up with the Lakers barely hanging on in the playoff race.
49ers, Chiefs in trade talks for OLB Dee Ford
He has 30.5 sacks in 67 games since joining the Chiefs as the No. 23 overall pick in the 2014 National Football League draft. While Ford can play both, he excels as a pass-rushing outside linebacker which made the Chiefs explore a deal.
California governor suspends death penalty
This could create a challenge for Newsom, since his executive order would be denying the will of the California people. However, in 2012 and again in 2016, Californian voters rejected ballot measures aimed at abolishing the death penalty.
Packers To Sign Safety Adrian Amos
Perry tallied a career-best 11 sacks in 2016 and seven in 2017, but he only registered one sack in nine games last season. Packers fans likely know quite well who Adrian Amos is, as he spent the past four seasons playing for the Chicago Bears .
United States warns Germany against using Huawei tech
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Trey Flowers to sign with the Lions
An 11-year veteran, Amendola has had a nice career after starting as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech in 2008. New England sent him to the Seahawks in 2017 for a seventh-round pick, and he recorded two decent seasons.