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Jury continues to deliberate in Yassine trial

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The jury continues to deliberate in the money laundering trial of three downtown nightclub owners.

Brothers Hadi, Mike, and Steve Yassine face up to 20 years if convicted on each of the multiple charges against them.

In May, federal agents raided the downtown bars owned by Yassine Enterprises. The three brothers as well as seven other co-workers were arrested for charges including laundering money used in drug trafficking, conspiracy, cocaine distribution, and transferring a firearm to be used to commit a drug trafficking crime.

The trial for the money laundering charges against brothers wrapped a couple days ago.

Jurors will re-convene for deliberations Friday morning.

A possible hang-up, the FBI used one of the Yassine brothers' cousins to build their case. Prosecutors have video and recorded conversations they say prove the brothers are guilty. While the defense says the cousin is an unreliable source. FBI agents testified he failed several drug tests.

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