Empire actor Jussie Smollett pleaded no contest in 2007 to providing false information to law enforcement in connection with a DUI, according to NBC News 10, which confirmed the incident with the Los Angeles City Attorney.
Smollett was sentenced to two years probation and a choice of a fine or jail in the 2007 case.
News of Smollett's 2007 false report comes as the Empire star faces potential charges for filing another false police report surrounding a January 29 "hate crime" that two acquaintances claim he paid them to rehearse and then stage.
The two men, Nigerian-born brothers - Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundario, one of whom is Smollett's personal trainer and was an extra on Empire, met with police and prosecutors at the local courthouse and are cooperating in the case.
Earlier Tuesday we reported that the FBI crime lab and US Postal Inspectors are investigating whether Smollett was involved in creating a threatening letter addressed to him at Empire's Chicago studio prior to the alleged attack.