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Bill Cellini Indicted

Mike Robinson 30 October 2008 2 Comments

Political insider William F. Cellini Sr. was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiring with convicted fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko to shake down an investment firm for campaign contributions to a public official believed to be Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Cellini, 73, for decades a major behind-the-scenes Republican player in Illinois politics, was accused of taking part in an extortion plot to raise money for an unnamed Public Official A, which is how Blagojevich had been identified in Rezko’s indictment and trial.

Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero did not immediately comment on Cellini’s indictment. The Democratic governor has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

Testimony at Rezko’s trial alleged Cellini had spoken with admitted political fixer Stuart Levine about a plan to squeeze real estate investment firm Capri Capital for a major campaign contribution for Blagojevich, or a cash payoff.

2 Comments »

  • Indict Them All (author) said:

    It only took forty years to get this parasite!

  • Jerry Fahey (author) said:

    One thing we should all be able to agree on whether Spirit Filled Caribou Barbie lovers or Kenyan Kommie voters is that public corruption sucks and is bipartisan.

    Take all the corruption down. Whether from the GOP or the DEMS.

    That’s why I like Patrick Fitzgerald. He is an equal opportunity prosecutor. Get em all!

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