The jury of JUSSIE Smollett resumed deliberations on December 9, 2021 at his trial over allegations that he staged a fake attack on himself and then lied to Chicago police about being the victim of a racist hate crime against gay people.
On March 10, 2022, the former Empire actor was sentenced to 150 days in prison for the allegations against him.
What was Jussie Smollett sentenced to do?
On January 27, 2022, it was announced that Jussie Smollett would be sentenced on March 10, 2022, according to ABC News.
He was sentenced to 30 months suspended sentence and may leave the state of Illinois so long as he reports by phone, along with paying a $120,106 refund to the City of Chicago and a $25,000 fine.
Smollett was also ordered to serve the first 150 days of his sentence in the Cook County Jail in Chicago.
On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, the public prosecutor and the defense presented their closing arguments. The case was presented to the jury just before 2:45 p.m.
A juror had to leave early due to a prior commitment, and the judge released the remaining jurors for the day just after 5:00 p.m., ending their first day of deliberations without a decision.
They resumed deliberations at 9.15am on Thursday 10 March at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.
Smollett faces up to three years in prison if convicted of disorderly conduct linked to a false police report.
on December 9, 2021, Smollett was found guilty to stage a fake racist attack against himself.
He was found guilty on five out of six charges on Thursday.
The sixth charge he was found not guilty of was making a false police report that he was the victim of aggravated assault.
The jury made its decision after around nine hours of deliberation.
What are the charges against Smollett?
Smollett, 39, was charged with disorderly conduct under Illinois law, which covers a wide range of offenses from making phony 911 calls to harassing debt collectors.
Under a portion of the law prohibiting fraudulent police complaints, he faces six counts of disorderly conduct.
The allegations are classified as Class 4 felonies, among the least serious felonies in Illinois. However, convictions can carry up to three years in prison.
Each count of disorderly conduct corresponds to a time between January 29, 2019 and February 14, 2019 when Smollett allegedly lied to police abc news.
Did Smollett lie in the stands?
On Monday, Smollett denied that he staged the attack and testified that “there was no hoax” and that he witnessed a hate crime in January 2019.
Smollett remained composed throughout his lengthy testimony, claiming that the $3,500 check he had written to Abimbola Osundairo was for nutrition and fitness classes.
When asked by his defense attorney if he ever paid Osundairo to stage the attack, Smollett replied, “Never.”
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