The hearing of the verdict of Jucy Smolet is scheduled for March 10, 2022.
Judge James Lynn is likely to sentence Smolet to jail for organizing the hoax.
In December, a jury found Smolet guilty of five counts of criminal hooliganism for lying to Chicago police about a January 2019 hostile hoax.
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According to NY PostSmolet is likely to receive less than a year in prison and 5 years probation after release.
Smolet, second from the left, is best known for his role in the Fox TV soap opera Empire. The show was canceled after Smolet’s arrest in 2019 in Chicago, where the series was founded.
On March 26, 2019, all charges against Smolet were dropped by his friend, Attorney General Kim Fox.
After the appointment of a special prosecutor, Smolet was again charged with six counts of criminal hooliganism.
His trial began in November 2021, and on December 9, Smolet was found guilty of five of the six charges.
Smollett, who is openly gay, remained steadfast and maintained his innocence after the trial.
Judges presiding over sentencing hearings prefer to see convicted offenders show signs of remorse before deciding whether to release them from prison.