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Witness in 50 Cent friend shooting case charged with perjury

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Monday, December 14, 2015, 4:00 AM

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Crime scene investigators examine Mazaradi Fox’s body after he was gunned down in January 2014.

The murder case against a Queens man accused of blowing away rapper Mazaradi Fox, a longtime associate of 50 Cent, may not be worth two cents.

Queens prosecutors have charged the prime witness against accused gunman Jamal Scott with perjury, the Daily News has learned.

Rayesha Brockington was indicted Monday for giving false testimony under oath and was ordered held on Rikers Island until she can make the $ 77,500 bail, according to court papers.

The indictment doesn’t specify whether the Queens District Attorney believes Brockington was lying when she told a grand jury in March 2014 that Scott opened fire on the SUV she was riding in with Mazaradi when it was stopped at a Springfield Gardens intersection.

Last summer Brockington changed her story, testifying at a pre-trial hearing in Queens Supreme Court that NYPD detectives coerced her into picking Scott out of a lineup — and threatened to report her to the city Administration for Children’s Services if she didn’t cooperate.

The prime witness in the murder case against Fox's alleged killer was indicted for giving false testimony under oath, according to court papers.

The prime witness in the murder case against Fox’s alleged killer was indicted for giving false testimony under oath, according to court papers.

Enlarge Rayesha Brockington, who was injured in the attack on Fox, changed her story last summer when she said detectives coerced her into picking alleged gunman Jamal Scott out of a lineup. Facebook

Rayesha Brockington, who was injured in the attack on Fox, changed her story last summer when she said detectives coerced her into picking alleged gunman Jamal Scott out of a lineup.

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The prime witness in the murder case against Fox’s alleged killer was indicted for giving false testimony under oath, according to court papers. Rayesha Brockington (right), who was injured in the attack on Fox (left), changed her story last summer when she said detectives coerced her into picking alleged gunman Jamal Scott out of a lineup.

“The indictment by the Queens District Attorney’s office for perjury ensures that the case against Jamal Scott is no longer viable,” Scott’s lawyer, Marvyn Kornberg, told The News. “They have no evidence.”

Brockington, 34, was also wounded in the Jan. 3, 2014 attack on Mazaradi, who was a childhood friend of 50 Cent and appeared in videos with members of the G-Unit crew.

Immediately after the apparent ambush, Brockington told police that the gunman was wearing a mask, Kornberg said.

Detectives theorized Fox’s murder was retaliation — he was suspected of being involved in the 1998 slaying of Scott’s brother, Curtis, but he beat that rap. Another possible motive for Fox’s murder was gang-related.

Fox (seen with 50 Cent in 2006) was once part of the rap group G-Unit.

Fox (seen with 50 Cent in 2006) was once part of the rap group G-Unit.

As the murder case against Scott falls apart, prosecutors reduced his bail to $ 5,000. Scott, who has a prior federal gun conviction, was hauled into Brooklyn Federal Court last week for violating his supervised release as a result of getting charged with the rapper’s murder.

Federal Judge Edward Korman released him on house arrest to be monitored by an electronic ankle bracelet.

Brockington’s lawyer Russell Rothberg declined to comment on the indictment. “She’s going to fight the case,” Rothberg said.


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