William Cellini http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois Powerbroker Sentenced to Just Over Year in Prison http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-powerbroker-sentenced-just-over-year-prison <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A judge in Chicago has sentenced William Cellini to a year and a day in prison. A federal jury convicted Cellini in November of conspiring to shake down the Oscar-winning producer of "Million Dollar Baby" for a contribution to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:54:15 +0000 WNIJ 19397 at http://northernpublicradio.org Prosecutors say Cellini deserves 8-year term http://northernpublicradio.org/post/prosecutors-say-cellini-deserves-8-year-term <p>Federal prosecutors in Chicago contend that longtime Springfield powerbroker William Cellini deserves to go to prison for up to eight years.</p><p>A federal jury convicted Cellini in November of conspiring to shake down the Oscar-winning producer of &quot;Million Dollar Baby&quot; for a contribution to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich&#39;s campaign. Cellini is scheduled to be sentenced July 23.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:42:38 +0000 WNIJ 14918 at http://northernpublicradio.org