Los Angeles Times

Guilty of conspiracy, bribery

Springfield power broker William Cellini, (back left) listens to his lawyer Dan Webb as they leave the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting the solicitation of a bribe in his federal extortion trial in Chicago. It was a split decision for the 76-year-old businessman as he was acquitted on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and attempted extortion. William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune
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