Cellini indictment and trial coverage, Republican Bill Cellini not being scrutinized, Chicago Tribune article disappears, Protecting Obama

Cellini indictment and trial coverage, Republican Bill Cellini not being scrutinized, Chicago Tribune article disappears, Protecting Obama

“Why was Obama in constant contact with Tony Rezko in 2004 when Rezko was conspiring with William Cellini to use TRS, Teacher Retirement Fund, assets for political gain and personal enrichment?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“Connections could touch every somebody”

“Illinois is Six Degrees of Bill Cellini.”…John Kass, Chicago Tribune

When was the last time that a Republican, with a history of shady deals, corruption figure connections, tied to Rezko, Blagojevich, et al, indicted for corruption involving a teacher retirement fund and scheduled for trial soon, was not being scrutinized, examined under a microscope and found guilty in the press?

Can you imagine such a scenario?

We have one now in the indictment and upcoming trial of William Cellini.

This is being very much underreported.

Why?

Here is a pretty good summary of Cellini’s background from The Beachwood Reporter October 31, 2008.
“”William Cellini has spent four decades as Illinois’ ultimate insider, cozying up to Republicans and Democrats alike as he wielded power and influence while trying to stay out of the spotlight,” the Tribune reports.

“But the spotlight found Cellini on Thursday when a federal grand jury indicted the millionaire Springfield businessman and pulled him into the center of the ongoing probe of corruption in the administration of Gov. Rod Blagojevich.”

Cellini, in fact, is the most classic embodiment of the concept of the Combine – the notion that a group of insiders both Democrat and Republican control the spoils of running state government, regardless of which party is actually, nominally, in power.

“A onetime high school teacher, Cellini latched on to politics early, was elected Springfield’s commissioner of streets and public improvements and, by age 35, became transportation czar in Gov. Richard Ogilvie’s Cabinet. After officially leaving state government, he became an influential fundraiser and powerful lobbyist who headed up the Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association,” the Tribune notes.

“His power grew even more during Gov. James Thompson’s 14-year reign when he won state contracts, landed a riverboat casino license in Alton and put together a sweetheart hotel deal that turned into a lemon for taxpayers.

“Under Gov. Jim Edgar, Cellini’s sister, Janis, served as patronage chief, a coveted position overseeing personnel issues in a sprawling government that runs on friends and political favors.

“When George Ryan became governor, Cellini kept a grip on state government through longtime loyalists he spent years placing in sensitive positions.”

When the Democrats finally took the governorship, it didn’t matter, as we now see.

“When we’re in, we’re in,” he once said, as recalled by the Sun-Times today. “And when you’re in, we’re in. We’re always in.”

And who is “we’?

“His business partners are equally powerful men, including Victor Cacciatore, president of Lakeside Bank; Earl Deutsch, a longtime Democratic attorney who, with Cellini, created Commonwealth Realty Advisors, which invests about $1 billion in state pension funds; Michael Marchese, president of Harlem Irving Companies, and Richard Stein, senior managing director of Mesirow Financial’s real estate division.”

And that gang has close ties to Michael Madigan, Ed Burke, and, of course, Richard M. Daley.”

“”Cellini has always been the guy behind the guy,” John Kass writes today.

“The suits making speeches on TV aren’t real politics. They’re just the suits making speeches. It is the men on the inside who matter, flying below the radar to swoop down to the public trough and feed without much notice.””

Read more:

http://www.beachwoodreporter.com/2008/10/
I mentioned that the William Cellini trial has been underreported. Well, it is worse than that. When Cellini’s trial date was set on December 2, 2010, it was reported at Citizen Wells on December 10, 2010.

From the Chicago Tribune December 2, 2010.

“A date has finally been set for the long-delayed trial of a
Springfield businessman charged with illegally plotting to raise
campaign funds for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

At a status hearing Thursday, a federal judge in Chicago scheduled
William Cellini‘s trial for Aug. 22.

Cellini is a longtime fundraiser and behind-the-scenes power broker in
Illinois politics.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/sns-ap-il–cellinitrial,0,6721744.story

Citizen Wells link:

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/william-cellini-trial-date-set-cellini-blagojevich-rezko-levine-obama-all-searches-lead-back-to-obama-citizen-wells-open-thread-december-10-2010/

I noticed some time later that the Chicago Tribune article was no longer there. I then searched within the Tribune site and the internet. The article was gone. However, another Chicago site still has the story up.

From Chicago Breaking News December 2, 2010.

“A federal judge today set trial for next summer for William Cellini, a
largely forgotten co-defendant of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The Springfield powerbroker is charged with extorting a Hollywood
producer with Chicago connections to make a campaign donation to
Blagojevich in return for business with a state pension investment
board.

At a routine status hearing for Blagojevich today, U.S. District Judge
James Zagel set Aug. 22 for Cellini’s trial.

Zagel previously allowed Cellini to be tried separately from
Blagojevich, who himself is scheduled to be retried on April 20 after
a jury deadlocked last summer on most of the charges against the
former governor.”
http://archive.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/12/trial-set-for-blago-co-defendant.html

Perhaps this means nothing.

But where is the press? Why are the attack dogs not all over Cellini?

Cellini’s scheming with Rezko in 2003, 2004 and 2005 hits a little too close to Obama.

Who will be called as a witness at the Cellini trial?

38 responses to “Cellini indictment and trial coverage, Republican Bill Cellini not being scrutinized, Chicago Tribune article disappears, Protecting Obama

  1. O/T

    Look at these pictures of the NWO Radical Revolutionary Communist, Radical
    Islamist/Fascist Domestic Terrorist Usurper Soebarkah AKA Soetoro AKA B. Hussein Obama. Question: How many “NWO Radical Revolutionary Communist/Islamist Muslim/Fascist Terrorist” body doubles are there taking turns posing as the Imposter pResident that are working to usurp & to overthrow the USA government in a Coup D’Etat War on We The American People today?

    http://beforeitsnews.com/story/385/260/Arrest_Obama_Hes_a_fraud_and_no_Commander_in_Chief.html

    Look at comment number 421 & 434 here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2732437/posts?page=417#434

    Look At: wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/some-obama-news-and-a-new-open-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-57006

    http://texasdarlin.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/new-photo-shows-mystery-scar-on-obamas-head-going-all-the-way-down-his-neck/

    GOOGLE ‘OBAMA SCARS’-

    http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&biw=1020&bih=612&source=hp&q=Obama%27s+scars&aq=f&aqi=g5&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=b1b3bccdf7105184

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1373780/Mystery-scars-Obamas-head-begs-question–President-brain-surgery.html

    http://escapetyranny.com/2011/04/03/whats-that-huge-long-scar-on-obamas-head-and-is-that-why-we-cant-see-his-birth-certificate/

  2. “BOEHNER ISSUES ULTIMATUM TO OBAMA: PRESENT LIBYA PLAN BY FRIDAY OR ELSE….”

    Posted on June 14, 2011
    By Jonathon M. Seidl

    “WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) — House Speaker John Boehner urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to explain the legal grounds for the continued U.S. military involvement in Libya and set a Friday deadline for the commander in chief’s response.

    Ratcheting up the pressure, the Ohio Republican said in a letter to the White House that the administration clearly will be in violation of the 1973 War Powers Act this weekend. Obama did not seek congressional consent for the operation within 60 days of the March 19 U.S. airstrikes against Moammar Gadhafi’s forces.

    “Given the mission you have ordered to the U.S. Armed Forces with respect to Libya and the text of the War Powers Resolution, the House is left to conclude that you have made one of two determinations: either you have concluded the War Powers Resolution does not apply to the mission in Libya or you have determined the War Powers Resolution is contrary to the Constitution,” Boehner wrote. “The House and the American people whom we represent deserve to know the determination you have made.”

    Read More Here: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/boehner-issues-ultimatum-to-obama-present-libya-plan-by-friday-or-else/

    * * * * * * * * * *

    We The American People MUST DEMAND that Boehner start SIMPLE & EASILY DOABLE Immediate Congressional Hearings on Barack Obama & appoint Special Prosecutors to protect We The People From ALL of the Outrageous 100% Completely Lawless, Daily 100% High Crimes, 100% Frauds, 100% Felonies, & 100% High Treasons that the 100% Daily Serial Career Criminal, & the 100% Foreign & Domestic Enemy Terrorist Usurper Sociopath Soebarkah/Soetoro aka B. Hussein Obama is committing to destroy the USA by design in his 100% Sociopath & Psychopathic, 100% Evil NWO Communist/Islamist Fascist extremely dangerous rampage!!

  3. “OBAMA’S MOVABLE FEATURES….HIS NEWEST SCAR! (OPEN THREAD)”

    Posted on January 27, 2011
    By Bridgette

    “Here a Scar, There a Scar, Everywhere a New Scar!
    Or Does Obama Have a Twin? A Double?”

    Many pictures here:
    http://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/obamas-movable-features-his-newest-scar-open-thread/

  4. THE INSANITY OF SATAN THE DEVILS’ ISLAMIC MUSLIM’S ANTICHRIST TERRORIST POLITICAL GOVERNMENT & ANTICHRIST SATANIC SHARIA LAW

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/12/ashoura-respect-it.html

  5. “OBAMA’S TWISTED LOGIC”

    Posted on June 14, 2011
    By catscanner150

    Excerpt:

    “Barack Obama, during his Cairo speech, said: ‘I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.'”

    Read More Here: http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/obamas-twisted-logic/#comments

  6. bob strauss

    10 out of 10 retired CIA agents say Obama’s LFBC is fraudulent.

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/06/fox-news-contributor-major-general-paul.html

  7. bob strauss

    Starla | June 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm |

    “OBAMA’S TWISTED LOGIC”

    Posted on June 14, 2011
    By catscanner150

    Excerpt:

    “Barack Obama, during his Cairo speech, said: ‘I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.’”
    *************************************
    Selling slaves, and threatening Christians.

  8. http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/06/irrefutable-proof-obamas-mamas-social.html

    Now at the bottom of Dunhams SS-5 form , it can clearly be seen that the form was Revised on 7/65 . That is quite a task as seeing that she signed the form in 1959.
    ============================================
    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/06/fox-news-contributor-major-general-paul.html

    Video: Fox News Contributor Major General Paul Vallely: I’ve had retired CIA Agents and Investigators look at Obama’s birth certificate and 10 out of 10 say it is fraudulent. The interview aired on the Terry Lakin Action Fund radio show 6/13/2011.

  9. Now for some real news.
    Chalk one up for the Gov. Walker and the rule of law.
    http://weaselzippers.us/2011/06/14/walker-wins-wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-states-union-law

  10. Starla | June 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm |

    The scars on Barky’s head have been discussed many times here.
    There is no body double.

  11. Kincaid and Loudon Discuss Panetta’s Communist Ties (Video)
    http://trevorloudon.com/2011/06/kincaid-and-loudon-discuss-panettas-communist-ties/
    Panetta entered a tribute to Hugh and Dorothy DeLacy into the Congessional Record on May 11, 1983 praising their work for peace, nuclear disarmament and social justice. The DeLacys were card-carrying members of the Communist Party linked to known Amer-Asian and Russian spies.
    Panettagate: A Real Scandal Involving National Security
    http://trevorloudon.com/2011/06/panettagate-a-real-scandal-involving-national-security/

    The Manchurian Approach to National Security
    http://trevorloudon.com/2011/06/the-manchurian-approach-to-national-security/

  12. “Fox News Contributor Major General Paul Vallely: Retired CIA Agents I’ve Had Look At Obama’s Birth Certificate Say It Is Fraudulent”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/06/fox-news-contributor-major-general-paul.html

  13. “50-Year Typographer And Document Expert Paul Irey Explains In Detail His Computer Analysis Of Obama’s Fraudulent Birth Certificate”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/06/50-year-typographer-and-document-expert.html

  14. Loudon and Kincaid’s video also mentions that in 1980 Panetta endorsed a letter sent by his fellow House members urging President Carter to pardon Leonard Pelletier for the murder of 2 FBI agents.

  15. Ok some actual crimes, DOJ contempt of congress ?

  16. Interesting testimony and discussion with Issa’s committee. Concluding the committee’s power to seek information is limited only by other clauses of the Constitution or potentially by justified executive privilege. Let the games begin!

  17. 1. ignoring the war powers act
    2. contempt of Congress

    Two clear avenues to take the Barkle admin down.

    Are the (R)s are serious or just bluffing ? Their track record is not good.

  18. bob strauss

    The Most Important Legal Case in U.S. History

    “ON BEHALF OF THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES”

    by Jedi Pauly

    (Jun. 14, 2011) — On Friday, June 10, 2011, Nicholas Purpura and Donald R. Laster Jr. filed an appeal in the Third Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. Their case is a Petition for Redress of Grievances brought under the First Amendment that guarantees the right of the People to petition their government in a court of law when the government exceeds its authority and violates the rights of the People, as has happened with the criminal usurper Obama.

    http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/06/14/the-most-important-legal-case-in-u-s-history/

  19. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=311113

    WND suckered by bad orly’s bad lawyering. Shameful

    There is no discovery or supeona signed by a judge……

  20. 68Truthseeker

    Dr.Alan Keyes discusses GOP controlled state legislators wanting to pass laws to stop illegal aliens from voting but they don’t pass laws to keep one from becoming President.

  21. CDR Kerchner’s Blog

    Update On The Sudden Death Of Obama’s Sister Lia Soetoro: Information From The Consulate General Of The Republic Of Indonesia. | @ Political Vel Craft
    Read the Full Story Here:
    http://politicalvelcraft.org/2011/06/13/update-on-the-sudden-death-of-obamas-sister-lia-soetoro-information-from-the-consulate-general-of-the-republic-of-indonesia/

  22. Boehner Talks Tough to Obama on Libya; Bi-Partisan Lawmakers File Suit Against Admin

    In a letter to the White House, House Speaker John Boehner didn’t mince words when it came to demanding to know Obama’s stance on the situation in Libya.

    “Either you have concluded the war powers resolution does not apply in Libya, or you have determined the War Powers Resolution is contrary to the Constitution. The House and the American people whom we represent deserve to know the determination you have made,” Boehner said in the letter.

    But Boehner is not alone. A bipartisan group of lawmakers has filed a lawsuit against the current administration over the U.S.’s involvement in Libya. On the top of that list is Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), among other Republicans and Democrats.

    In the lawsuit, the politicians state that what the U.S. is doing in Libya is against the Constitution — that the United Stated doesn’t have the authority to go to war in Libya due to the fact that we were not attacked. Nor do we have authorization, the lawsuit says, under the NATO charter, since none of the NATO countries were attacked, either

  23. This is for Aussie if she still visits CW…….

    Aussie News Anchor Weighs In About Joke to Dalai Lama That Fell Flat
    Note to self: Dalai Lama jokes may not hit their mark when told to, well, the Dalai Lama himself.
    This was recently proved by Karl Stefanovic, an Australian news anchor, who decided to fill up some leftover time at the end of the interview by taking advice from his young son. “He told me a gag the night before, and he said, ‘Dad, you have to ask the Dalai Lama this gag.'” So, Stefanovic did just that … which then led to a fairly confused, and confusing, situation that left the Aussie in stitches.

  24. Philo-Publius

    Lawmakers sue President Obama over Libya
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57032.html

  25. First Madelyn. now Lia………..wonder who else is on Soetoro’s hit list.

  26. Obama Wants Me Dead, Says Kenyan Drug Lord
    Jun. 14 2011 – 1:43 pm | 15,882 views | 0 recommendations | 4 comments
    By MFONOBONG NSEHE

    Kenyan John Mwau
    A prominent Kenyan multi-millionaire businessman and politician, John Harun Mwau, who has been labeled a ‘Narcotic Kingpin’ by the American government has claimed that U.S President Barack Obama is seeking to eliminate him on account of his vast business holdings in the United States, valued at about $750 million.

    http://blogs.forbes.com/mfonobongnsehe/2011/06/14/obama-wants-me-dead-says-kenyan-drug-lord/

  27. Obama Donors Get Top DOJ Jobs

    In a scandal ignored by the mainstream media, President Obama quietly stacked the Department of Justice with campaign donors, issuing key posts to supporters who raised big bucks for his 2008 presidential campaign and are expected to collect more cash for his reelection.

    Additionally, the commander-in-chief rewarded dozens of big donors and fundraisers with lucrative federal contracts, stimulus cash and premium government jobs and ambassadorships. The chilling details were revealed this week in the expose of a journalism nonprofit that sorted through mountains of government records and campaign finance databases related to Obama’s “mega donors,” their businesses, employers and relatives.

    It reveals that, more than two years after taking office, nearly 200 of Obama’s top donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, multi million-dollar federal contracts for their businesses or attended elite White House meetings and social events. This certainly contradicts the president’s main campaign promise of eradicating the powerful forces of special interests in his administration.

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/jun/obama-donors-get-top-doj-jobs

  28. WND suckered by bad orly’s bad lawyering. Shameful

    There is no discovery or supeona signed by a judge……
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Taitz isn’t a bad lawyer Pat, she’s an Obot.
    Why do you think the corrupt media has made her the face of “birthers”?
    Have we forgotten our Alinsky lessons?

  29. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Mr Clean | June 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm |

    Obama Donors Get Top DOJ Jobs

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    My 666th comment at “USURPERVILLE” – Note the NUMBER

    ms. helga | February 18, 2011 at 8:00 am |

    On this day I will make my “”666″ comment.

    William Jefferson Clinton was the first U.S. President to “franchise” the federal government through his presidentcy. The Usurper, alias Barry Soetoro, was the first person to turn the federal government into a “racket”. Lastly, but most consequentially, Facebook has replaced the mimeograph machine.

    http://www.google.com/webhp#hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=mimeograph+machine+%2B+Russian+Revolution&cp=39&pf=p&sclient=psy&site=webhp&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=mimeograph+machine+%2B+Russian+Revolution&pbx=1&bav=on.1,or.&fp=5e2b21bd614e0a97

  30. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    PS – A follow-up on my previous comment –

    “Pelosi’s wealth grows by 62 percent” IN ONE YEAR.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/166599-pelosis-net-worth-rises-62-percent-

  31. Gun Walker Hearings: ATF Agents Feared Link To Giffords Shooting
    Tales of horror and stupidity from Issa’s hearings.

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=44198

  32. JD | June 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm |

    It sure looks that way.

  33. It is appalling to me over the rampant application of the title, “Obot”, to people whom you most likely do not know and have never even met. It is just plain courtesy and good behavior to not label people who are trying to do something for our country no matter how much we might disagree with their methods. Let’s be more circumspect in our behavior, and let it begin with me.

  34. Pat writes:

    Pat 1789 | June 15, 2011 at 9:24 am |

    (link to WND omitted by jbjd)

    WND suckered by bad orly’s bad lawyering. Shameful

    There is no discovery or supeona signed by a judge……

    I never read WND and I certainly don’t link to their site. But just taking this comment at face value, I have to say, WND might have been snookered by this latest ‘discovery’ ploy; but I was not. See this recent exchange with a new commenter on my blog.

    Anonymous says:
    June 11, 2011 at 16:40 (Edit)

    Just as a little update, White House general counsel Robert Bauer suddenly resigned June 2, 2011 without giving any notice. Does this have anything to do with so many experts now saying that Obama’s new long form birth certificate is a blatant forgery? Is it just a coincidence that Bauer suddenly resigned the day after Judge Lamberth ruled that Taitz v. Astrue would go forward and that attorney Taitz could now do discovery? Taitz is trying to get the facts regarding the social security number that Obama has been using, a SSN that was issued in Connecticut to a man born in 1890! Taitz is also using the discovery process to follow the trail on Obama’s obviously fake long form birth certificate.

    Anonymous: I have no idea why Attorney Bauer switched jobs; your guess is as good as mine. As for your liberal use of the word “discovery,” especially in the context of legal proceedings involving Attorney Taitz, well, I just did a search for this case; and all I could come up with were claims mimicking yours, without legal citations to the federal case docket. However, that said, I was able to ascertain the nature of this suit, which is an appeal of an agency decision not to provide records requested by Ms. Taitz under the FOIA. Discovery in such case would simply consist of agency documents related to their decision not to produce the records she requested, and would not involve production of the actual records she requested.

    Couldn’t help noticing your email address indicates you are from TX. Let me ask you directly, why aren’t you spending your time and energy organizing fellow Texans to petition AG Abbott to investigate the hundreds of citizen complaints of election fraud filed with his office? ADMINISTRATOR

    http://jbjd.org/2009/11/23/counsel-for-dnc-services-corporation-performs-3-card-monte-for-federal-court/comment-page-1/#comment-4105

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