A jury found “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett guilty of staging a racist, homophobic hate crime against himself. Smollett was convicted of five out of the six counts of felony disorderly conduct for making false reports to Chicago police in January 2019. Smollett’s attorney says he is certain that the actor will be vindicated on appeal. Sentencing is set for after the first of the year.
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- Irv Miller – Criminal Defense Attorney, The Miller Firm, Legal Analyst: CBS2 Chicago WBBM-TV
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[Feature Photo: Actor Jussie Smollett asks photographers to move back as he arrives with his mother Janet, right, at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse for day three of his trial in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Smollett is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)]