Each of the charges carries a potential sentence of up to four years, though local media reports "experts" believe he might strike a plea deal to avoid prison.
IL attorney Rod Drobinski reviewed the indictment and told Fox News the grand jury hit Smollett with a separate count for every different crime he alleged had been perpetrated against him (eight in all) - to each of the officers he spoke with (two).
Smollett and his legal team previously said they are gearing up to launch an "aggressive defense", according to his attorneys Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson.
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Jussie Smollett portrayed the openly gay Jamal Lyon on the successful Fox TV show Empire, although he was cut from remaining episodes of the current season, and there is speculation that his character might be recast. The jury further found that Smollett told the original officer that the attackers called him racial and homophobic slurs and struck him in the face with their hands. He also said that the attackers looped a rope around his neck.
Brothers Abel and Ola - who were seen on surveillance footage the night of the incident and later questioned by police - were arrested and questioned by police last week but were released after telling police about the alleged hoax.
Smollett, who is now on bail, is due in court for arraignment on Thursday March 14.
But law enforcement officials claim the star paid two Nigerian brothers he knew from his work on the "Empire" set $3,500 to attack him - allegations the actor has strenuously denied. They cause harm to legitimate victims who are in need of support by police and by investigators as well as the citizens in the city.
He has already pleaded not guilty to the first disorderly conduct charge.