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Osundairo Brothers No Longer Cooperating In Smollett Case

Actor Jussie Smollett, center, departs after an initial court appearance at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Chicago on a new set of charges alleging that he lied to police about being targeted in a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago early last year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The brothers accused of helping stage a racist and homophobic attack in January 2019 against former Empire star Jussie Smollett are no longer cooperating with prosecutors.  Abel Osundairo told CBS 2 Chicago that he and his brother, Ola, will not testify against Smollett.  He said he took that position after items collected from his apartment, including a nine-millimeter gun inside a safe have not been returned.  The brother’s lawyer has filed a motion with a judge for their belongings to be returned.  More than a week ago, a judge ruled the latest criminal case against Smollett did not constitute double jeopardy.  The actor was accused of making a false report to Chicago police and was indicted in March of last year on 16 counts of disorderly conduct. Weeks later, the state’s attorney’s office dropped the charges, then a year later Smollett was indicted again by Special Prosecutor Dan Webb.

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