Fox 32 reports special prosecutor Dan Webb brought charges against Smollett on Tuesday. It is not clear what those charges are but he is due in court on February 24.
Authorities are yet to confirm the indictment.
It is now more than a year since Smollett claimed he was attacked at 2am in Chicago on January 29 while out getting a sandwich.
He told police his attackers called him racist and homophobic slurs and that they appeared light-skinned.
Nigerian brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo were then identified as the people he’d said attacked him. The pair knew Smollett and told the authorities he paid them to attack him in a staged incident to allegedly boost his celebrity profile and salary.’