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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MARCH 26: Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Courthouse after his court appearance on March 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. This morning in court it was announced that all charges were dropped against the actor. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

The jury in the Jussie Smollett case where the actor allegedly orchestrated and reported a fake hate crime on himself has reached a verdict.

A panel of six men and six women deliberated for more than 9 hours Wednesday and into Thursday before informing the court they had reached a decision, per the Chicago Tribune.

Smollett, 39, is charged with six counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about the January 2019 incident. If convicted the actor faces up to three years in prison. Although since the actor has no prior criminal history, it is likely that the sentence will end in probation.

We will update as the story develops.