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Gay actor Smollett sentenced to 150 days for lying about hate crime

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Cook County Judge James Linn sentenced gay actor Jussie Smollett to 30 months of probation and 150 days in jail for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he staged.

Linn also ordered Smollett to pay $120,106 restitution to the city of Chicago and a $25,000 fine.The former "Empire" star's request for new trial was denied ahead of sentencing.Smollett, 39, who had made the March 10 appearance in Linn's courtroom shortly after 1 p.m.

when he walked into the Cook County Leighton Criminal Courts building surrounded by family members and his defense team, first sought to have the jury's verdict overturned on legal grounds.ABC7 Chicago's Diane Pathieu reported that Linn told Smollett and his defenders: "I do believe at the end of the day that Mr.

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