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Actor Jussie Smollett to be sentenced on March 10 for faking hate crime

Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett is to be sentenced on March 10, following his conviction last month of staging a fake hate crime. 
 
Smollett was found guilty on five counts of felony disorderly conduct after he made false reports to police that he was the victim of a hate crime in January 2019.  
 
Smollett, who is Black and gay, told Chicago Police that two unknown men attacked him, yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him, poured bleach on him and wrapped a noose around his neck.
 
Police say he paid the two brothers to stage the incident for publicity.
 
His defence team has insisted that it will appeal the guilty verdict.


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