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August 1, 2014, 8:55 am
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Cellini To Be Sentenced Today


It’s the day of reckoning for Bill Cellini.

 

The former state powerbroker could be facing a prison term when he is sentenced today for his role in a shakedown scheme involving campaign contributions to former Governor Rod Blagojevich.

 

Prosecutors say Cellini needs a meaningful sentence, including time behind bars, to send a strong signal about this kind of corruption.

 

But defense lawyers say Cellini’s record of public service, and his failing health, should earn him leniency at his sentencing hearing.

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