The state’s attorney’s office just came out and said that because this would have been Smollet’s first offense (aside from lying to the police a few years ago during a DUI stop), he would most likely only be given a sentence of community service, and that he has been good for the community and thus has already performed “community service.”
(He’s an actor don’t cha know!)
This all started with “White’s wearing a MAGA hat attacked me!”
The fact that the case is sealed tells you all you need to know about this nonsense.
This is a political decision, not a law decision.