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Nation’s most powerful Democrats took Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax as gospel before story crumbled

Posted on AllSides March 11th, 2022
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Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett was sentenced on Thursday after being convicted last year of faking a hate crime against himself and lying about it to Chicago police, capping the swift fall from grace for the "Empire" star who had everyone from Joe Biden to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeting their support prior to his story falling apart. 

Smollett was sentenced to 30 months felony probation, restitution to the city of Chicago in the amount of $120,106, a fine of $25,000, and 150 days in the Cook County Jail. 

Smollett, who is Black and gay, claimed in...

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