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Jussie Smollett Loses Conviction Appeal

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2023
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Jussie Smollett has lost his conviction appeal, the Appellate Court of Illinois decided Friday. The decision comes after the actor sought out a new trial in the case, in which he was found guilty on five counts of felony disorderly conduct regarding his role in a hate crime hoax in 2021. With an Appeals Court in Illinois upholding the lower court’s conviction, Smollett will likely return to prison to serve his 150-day sentence unless the Empire actor appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court and the court rules in his favor....

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