“Empire” actor Jussie Smollet was hit with *16* felony counts by a Cook County grand jury today in relation to the alleged hate-crime attack that police think he staged himself:

Whoa. They’re not messing around:

Although it does look like many of these charges could be plea-bargained away:

And. . .

This is not the worst news for Jussie as the Feds are still investigating:

But at least he got to finish his sandwich: