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Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days for lying about hate crime

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Jussie Smollett BRODY LEVESQUE  |  Washington BladeCourtesy of National LGBT Media Association CHICAGO — Cook County Judge James Linn has sentenced 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. Smollett — who had made the afternoon appearance in Linn’s courtroom shortly after 1 p.m.

Thursday, March 10, 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.

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