Jussie Smollett Found Guilty In Hoax Hate Crime
Jussie Smollett has been found guilty on five of the six charges of disorderly conduct for making a false report to Chicago police that he was the victim of a hate crime.
Jurors found the Empire actor guilty of 5 of the 6 felony counts against him.
The first five counts were for filing a false report to authorities on Jan. 29, 2019. The sixth, which he was acquitted of, was from a was for a separate interview two weeks later with Chicago PD on Feb. 14 when he told a detective he was a victim of aggravated burglary per The New York Times.
Smollett faces up to three years in prison but since the actor has no prior criminal history, it is likely that the sentence will end in probation.