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Jussie Smollett Found Guilty for Multiple Charges

Actor Jussie Smollett speaks to reporters at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after prosecutors dropped all charges against him, Tuesday morning, March 26, 2019. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

The thirty nine year old “Empire” actor – Jussie Smollet has been found guilty for five different charges of disorderly conduct. 

Around 3 years ago, Smollet lied to the police and claimed that he had been the victim of a homophobic and racist attack, which turned out to be a hoax staged by himself. 

Each single one of those five counts holds a punishment of up to 3 years in prison, but given his lack of any previous conviction, it might be possible that he gets a lighter penalty. The date for his sentencing is yet to be determined.