TMZ obtained docs that indicate there was a sting operation in Chicago at the Hudson crime scene . On March 4, 2002, Chicago cops targeted Jason Hudson, Jennifer’s murdered brother, and Gregory King, the father of Julian, the murdered 7-year-old boy. Both men allegedly sold crack cocaine to a registered informant. Cops then raided the very home a back then (where Jason and his mother were murdered last week). According to documents, Jason, Gregory and Julia (Jennifer’s sister) were all arrested.
Julia was never charged with a crime. Jason was charged with cocaine trafficking, but the main count was dismissed in 2004 because the judge ruled police conducted an illegal search. During that hearing, Jennifer’s mom had to choose whether to go to Hollywood to watch her daughter on “American Idol” or be in court…she chose the latter. Gregory was convicted. Jason agreed to enroll in a drug abuse program and the less serious remaining charge was dismissed.
Balfour, who is being held on other charges is REFUSING to take a lie detected test. The lawyer who repped Jason for the previous charge told TMZ… ‘cops often jumped to conclusions and assumed people in that neighborhood were gang members.’