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Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in staged hate crime case

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Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail and 30 months probation after being found guilty of staging a hate crime against himself.

The actor will also have to pay $145,000 (£110,000) in restitution fees and fines, the latter of which was set at the maximum allowed by law ($25,000).

He will do his jail time in Cook County prison in Chicago, Illinois, though only 75 days will be spent behind bars as the total 150 days is part of his probation sentence. “I did not do this,” he passionately said after being sentenced on 10 March.

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