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UPDATE: Jussie Smollett May Return To Jail After Actor's Conviction For Hate Crime Hoax Is UpheldThe post UPDATE: Jussie Smollett May Return To Jail After Actor’s Conviction For Hate Crime Hoax Is Upheld appeared first on The Shade Room. Jussie Smollett may be returning to jail after an Illinois Appeals court upheld his conviction for staging a hate crime in 2019. As The Shade Room previously reported, the actor was found guilty in December 2021. In March of 2022, Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in the Cook County jail. Additionally, the actor was […]

UPDATE: Jussie Smollett May Return To Jail After Actor's Conviction For Hate Crime Hoax Is Upheld

UPDATE: Jussie Smollett May Return To Jail After Actor's Conviction For Hate Crime Hoax Is Upheld“As the appellate court noted, Mr. Smollett ‘challenge[d] virtually every aspect of’ the prosecution, and the appellate court correctly rejected each and every one of those challenges,” Webb stated, per Fox News. “Today’s decision is a validation of Winston & Strawn’s tireless work on this matter and a resounding victory for justice. We are proud to have prevailed in a case that, we believe, can help restore the public’s confidence in the Cook County justice system.”

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More Details Regarding The Illinois Court’s Decision On Jussie Smollett’s Conviction

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A special prosecutor named Dan. K. Webb reportedly championed the Illinois Appeals Court’s decision.
A police investigation revealed that Smollett orchestrated the plot. Additionally, the former ‘Empire’ actor hired the two men, Bola and Ola Osundairo, to participate as assailants for ,500.

A representative for Smollett and his legal team told the outlet they plan to “file an appeal with the Supreme Court.” A representative for Smollett and his legal team told the outlet they plan to “file an appeal with the Supreme Court.” A representative for Smollett and his legal team told the outlet they plan to “file an appeal with the Supreme Court.” Six days later, however, Smollett was released from police custody on an emergency motion. The motion granted the actor bail as his team worked to appeal his conviction. Fox News reports that Smollett maintained his innocence during his sentencing. Additionally, his legal team alleges that Smollett’s “due process rights” were violated when he was given “renewed protection” and his initial deal, or “nonprosecution agreement,” with prosecutors was not honored.

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According to AP News, Lyle reportedly believes Smollett paid his dues when he completed community service in exchange for prosecutors to drop his charges in 2019.

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