CHICAGO, IL — (12-09-21) — Jurors have reached a verdict in Jussie Smollett’s trial for allegedly orchestrating and reporting a fake hate crime on himself.  The jury found the 39 year-old actor guilty on 5 of the 6 counts charged with.

The panel of 6 men and 6 women deliberated for more than 9 hours Wednesday and into Thursday before informing the court they had reached a decision.

Watch Live Coverage of the Jury Verdict

The former Empire actor faces up to three years in prison, though with no prior criminal record its far more likely he would receive a sentence of probation.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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