A federal judge is set to rule late Tuesday afternoon on whether convicted power broker William Cellini will get a new trial. Cellini's case was supposed to be the last trial directly related to the decade-long investigation of former Illinois Gov.
There was drama in a federal court in Chicago Friday over whether to throw out the recent conviction of political heavyweight William Cellini.That jury that convicted Cellini included Candy Chiles, a Chicago woman who didn't tell to the court about past convictions for drug possession and DUI.
Federal Judge James Zagel says attorneys for Blagojevich Co-defendant William Cellini have argued forcefully for a new trial and he wants a hearing to look into evidence of why a juror in the case lied.The juror lied about her criminal record which includes a DUI and possession of crack cocaine.
A federal prosecutor said Springfield power broker William Cellini should not be getting a new trial. This comes despite revelations a juror in his case lied about her criminal record.Late Thursday night, U.S.
Attorneys asked federal judge James Zagel to throw out the conviction of William Cellini. The Springfield businessman was convicted just two weeks ago in connection with fundraising for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
William Cellini, a native son of Springfield, could soon move from the corridors of power to a prison cell. Jurors convicted the long-time political figure and Friend of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on two of four counts Tuesday.