Jury Finds ‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollet Guilty for Hate Crime Hoax in Chicago
By Space Coast Daily // December 9, 2021
faces prison sentence of up to three years
ABOVE VIDEO: Jury finds actor Jussie Smollettt guilty on first five counts in hate hoax trial
(FOX NEWS) – Jussie Smollett has been found guilty on 5 out of 6 charges in the alleged hate crime hoax trial.
After a contentious week of witness testimony, counsel arguments and deliberation, the jury found Smollett guilty on the first five counts and he was acquitted on a sixth count, of lying to a detective in mid-February, weeks after Smollett said he was attacked.
Smollett was stoic as the jury read the verdict. The actor sat upright and stared straight ahead without showing any real emotion.
Judge Linn said he will order a pre-sentencing investigation and attorneys will meet via conference call to determine a date for pre-sentencing motions
The judge also said the jury will not be speaking to the media today, if they ever choose to. He is also having deputies escort them to their cars.
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