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Jussie Smollett is back in court to sort out issue with his legal team – HotAir

Jussie Smollett is back in court to sort out issue with his legal team – HotAir

Instead, a judge is being asked to sort out a possible conflict of interest on the disgraced star’s legal team.So here we are nearly 18 months later and we’re still dealing with side issues about Smollett’s legal team.Judge James Linn is expected to hear testimony about whether one of Smollett’s would-be attorneys, Nenye Uche, has a conflict of interest that could disqualify him from representing the actor in his hot-button criminal case… When Uche signed on to represent Smollett earlier this year, the Osundairo brothers alleged that he spoke with them about representing them early in the process, and had substantive conversations about the case.The documents surrounding this issue are not available to the public but the judge has indicated that the Osundairo brothers claim Uche actually offered them some advice early on about whether or not to turn over the check that Smollett allegedly gave them.

If true, that could mean Uche has a conflict of interest barring him from representing Smollett.In the meantime, we can always enjoy this great clip explaining the backstory for anyone who missed it: And one more bonus clip just because it made me laugh.

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