New wrinkle in Jussie Smollett case, as prosecutors allege attorney has conflict of interest

CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett has chosen a new defense attorney to take the lead on his hot-button criminal case, but prosecutors alleged Tuesday that the new lawyer has a critical conflict of interest. Smollett had selected Chicago defense attorney Nenye Uche, a former Cook County prosecutor, to take the lead role in his defense against charges that he staged a phony hate crime on himself and lied to police about it. But after that selection was made public last week, two key prosecution witnesses said they had talked with Uche early in the case about possible representation — which, if true, cou…

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