& # 39; Empire & # 39; s & # 39; Jussie Smollett lied to cops when arrested by DUI



Jussie Smollett – who is suspected of having simulated a hate-motivated crime against himself – did not plead against the 2007 challenge of providing false information to the police at a stopover for drunken driving in Los Angeles, according to a report.

The crime complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court in September of the same year indicates that Smollett gave the name of his brother, Jake, at the request of an officer.

He also signed a false name on the promise to appear in court.

Smollett was also charged with false identity theft, driving under the influence and driving without a license.

The court records show that he has not disputed the prosecution's reduction of false information, in addition to DUI and driving without a valid license.

Smollett, now 36, has been sentenced to two years probation and a fine and a jail sentence, a spokesman for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office told NBC News.

He subsequently followed an alcohol education and treatment program and completed the terms of his sentence in May 2008.

Several law enforcement sources familiar with the ongoing investigation told NBC News that the Chicago Police Department had asked the details of their counterparts in Los Angeles.

The old case was revealed as authorities sought to find out if the actor of "the Empire" had concocted a story that he was allegedly attacked by racists with a noose and bleached by from his apartment in Chicago on January 29th.

And federal authorities are investigating whether Smollett was involved in sending a suspicious threat letter a week before the alleged attack.


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