William Cellini sentencing October 4, 2012, Obama corruption crony, Judge James B. Zagel, Teachers Retirement System kickbacks

William Cellini  sentencing October 4, 2012, Obama corruption crony, Judge James B. Zagel, Teachers Retirement System kickbacks

“Why was Obama promoting Capri Capital and other investment firms at the same time that Rezko, Levine and Cellini were shaking them down?”…Citizen Wells

“The citizens of Illinois deserve public officials who act solely in the public’s interest, without putting a price tag on government appointments, contracts and decisions.”…Patrick Fitzgerald

***  Update 5:50 PM EST  ***

William Cellini has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison.

William Cellini, who was convicted of 2 counts of conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting the solicitation of a bribe on November 1, 2011,  will be sentenced today, October 4, 2012 in the courtroom of Judge James Zagel.

Daily Calendar

Thursday, October 4, 2012 (As of 10/04/12 at 03:48:03 PM )

Honorable James B. Zagel                    Courtroom 2503 (JBZ)

1:08-cr-00888   USA v. Cellini                         02:30   Sentencing


From Citizen Wells January 5, 2012.

“Following Obama’s efforts, the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System gave Ariel Capital $112.5 million to manage, and added hundreds of millions more over the next few years.”

“Three other minority-run firms — Holland Capital, Loop Capital and Capri Capital Partners — also saw hundreds of millions of assets turned over to them to manage after meeting with Obama and the state pension boards.”

“Capri Capital is a little more interesting.

From the William Cellini Indictment Press Release:”
“Cellini’s alleged crimes – essentially conspiring with others to force Capri Capital, also a real estate investment firm, and Thomas Rosenberg, a principal and part owner of Capri, to raise or donate substantial political contributions for Public Official A – were the subject of testimony earlier this year at the trial of alleged co-conspirator Antoin “Tony” Rezko. Cellini was charged with conspiring with Rezko, former TRS trustee Stuart Levine, the pension fund’s outside lawyer Steven Loren and others between the spring of 2003 and the summer of 2005 to defraud TRS beneficiaries and the people of Illinois of Levine’s honest services as a TRS trustee. TRS, a public pension plan for teachers and administrators in public schools statewide except in Chicago, serves hundreds of thousands of members and beneficiaries and has assets in excess of $30 billion.”

“March 6, 2008″

“Prosecutor Carrie Hamilton talks about how Highland Park businessman
Stuart Levine is central to the government case “

“She also explains how William Cellini, a powerful Republican power
broker, was also allegedly central to many of the alleged kickback
schemes at the Teacher’s Retirement System.
Hamilton finished remarks after an hour. She did not mention the name
of Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama, whose U.S. Senate
campaign in 2004 allegedly was the beneficiary of $20,000 in campaign
cash from intermediaries in the kickback schemes the government says
were orchestrated by Rezko.”


28 responses to “William Cellini sentencing October 4, 2012, Obama corruption crony, Judge James B. Zagel, Teachers Retirement System kickbacks

  1. citizenwells

    From Bessie on prior post:


    still waiting on the Cellini outcome….no word yet….live feed attached

  2. citizenwells

    Still waiting on verdict.

  3. citizenwells

    Sentencing in progress.

  4. citizenwells

    William Cellini has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison.

  5. A year and a day? Don’t be silly. More like two weeks when the Bam-ster starts passing out pardons.

  6. His turn-himself-in-date is January 4, 2014 16 days before Inauguration Day.

  7. citizenwells

    To quote fields.
    Chicago pay to play politics vs card games.
    “Is this a game of chance?
    Not the way I play it.”

  8. what a joke. Blago is probably on suicide watch.

  9. Whistleblower

    I see a note from his doctor in the future.

  10. One year and a fine…what do you bet he doesn’t serve a day…

  11. Because he was sentenced 1 year and 1 day he will only have to serve he’ll only have to serve 9 months.

  12. Who ever said, “crime doesn’t pay” wasn’t from Chicago.

  13. citizenwells

    More on Blago tomorrow.

  14. Gore Says Air Made Obama Stumble


    Gore blames Denver altitude for Obama’s debate performance

    Published October 04, 2012


  15. Jerome Corsi:


    “The Chicago sources told WND the selection of Michelle Robinson for Obama was made by Jesse Jackson, and Jeremiah Wright agreed it would be a good combination.

    “It all relates back to Trinity United and to the Jesse Jackson orbit of blacks here in Chicago who gave Obama legitimacy and helped him establish his identity as a black man ‘from Chicago,’” Robyn explained.

    According to Robyn, Jackson explained to Michelle that she would live a life of luxury once Obama was president, and that she never again would have to worry about money.

    “Michelle was nasty, and most straight guys would never be able to put up with her moods and temperament,” Robyn maintained. “But Obama really didn’t care. Michelle had the credentials and she looked the part. Obama wasn’t interested in her for sex.”

    A source WND will identify as Hazel, a long-term member of the Trinity congregation, insisted Obama remained sexually involved with men after his marriage to Michelle.”


  16. OT, but wow, this is something (although I had also given this thought) if true:

    Exclusive: Former CIA Official: Obama ‘October Surprise’ Airstrike in Libya ‘Would Be Criminal’


    This morning, Breitbart News spoke with a former senior CIA official with specific knowledge of the ongoing issues in Libya, who spelled out the risks associated with the Obama administration’s rumored prospective airstrikes on targets in Libya. Two days ago, the New York Times reported that the administration was preparing an operation inside Libya, including the possibility of drone strikes. Breitbart News reported yesterday that a senior Department of Defense official said that the administration was advance planning for a “substantial air package” that could include manned flights.

    The former senior CIA official told Breitbart News that with America’s lack of intelligence on the ground in Libya, the fallout for any sort of airstrike could be catastrophic, leading to civilian casualties, and more broadly, to the fall of a weak but moderate Libyan government. He pointed out that the government in Pakistan has been forced to answer for US airstrikes inside Pakistan, thanks to the high level of civilian casualties; such scrutiny for a weaker and far more moderate government in Libya would cause its collapse. “The danger is what straw will break a very weak, moderate, democratically elected government in Libya,” he stated. “There are people on the ground with relationships with the Tripoli government. This government is hanging on by a thread, building a coalition to keep the extremists at bay and the moderates together. Any unilateral US attack that isn’t looked upon as something done in conjunction with Libyan forces will be very difficult for this government to survive.”

    In essence, the former senior CIA official said, the Obama administration “would be sacrificing an allied government for just a couple of votes.”

    “This is not Afghanistan in 1998,” the official said. “There, we had an adverse government, target packages away from population centers, good on-the-ground intelligence. Here we have none of the above. There is a tremendous lack of intelligence, a weak but friendly government, and our enemies have learned to hide amongst civilians and place their resources in crowds.”

    The former senior CIA official stated that it is usual for the Department of Defense to put together contingency lists in the aftermath of foreign policy catastrophes like the murder of our ambassador in Libya. He also said that he had confidence that the Department of Defense would stand against any airstrike inside Libyan targets: “They’ll have enough people who will say, ‘this is purely political.’”

    Nonetheless, the official spoke out to Breitbart News because of his concerns that the Obama Department of Defense under Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has been so heavily politicized. “I get complaints from the Pentagon that this whole thing is much more politicized than it was under the previous administration,” he explained. “They believe that many of the security leaks from the Department of Defense, particularly with regard to Israel, were intentional, with most senior people in the White House knowing.”

    With that level of politicization of our defense strategy in the White House, this official states that a “wag the dog” scenario, in which airstrikes are undertaken in order to make the president seem stronger going into an election, is a very real possibility. “We’re 30 days before the election,” he said. “People have been crying wolf over ‘wag the dog’ since the movie came out. But this would be it. There’s not one intelligence officer – even the Director of National Intelligence – who could look you in the eye and say, ‘Sure, the intelligence is good enough for a surgical strike using smart weapons from above.’

    “If the administration pursues an airstrike at this time, both Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and CIA Director General David Petraeus should be removed from office … This would be criminal.”

  17. October 4, 2012

    Jerome Corsi:


    “My staff has reached out to Sheriff Arpaio’s office,” Coburn wrote in the constituent letter. “However, I have yet to be presented any credible evidence to demonstrate President Obama was not born in Hawaii.”

    From there, Coburn cited Obama being placed on state ballots for president as proof Obama’s birth certificate is genuine.

    “Furthermore, all 50 states saw fit to put Mr. Obama on their ballots in 2008 and again in 2012,” Coburn wrote. “This includes Arizona, which was recently provided verification of President Obama’s birth by Hawaii. I remain open to hearing and reviewing any supporting evidence.”

    However, Mike Zullo, lead investigator for Sheriff Arpaio’s law enforcement investigation into Obama’s eligibility, insists Coburn has yet to see the evidence his team has uncovered indicating the document the White House posted as Obama’s birth certificate is a forgery.

    “The truth appears to be that Sen. Coburn has no serious interest in conducting an honest evaluation of whether or not Obama’s birth certificate is genuine, or the computer-generated forgery we have concluded the document is,” Zullo said.”


  18. GORDO | October 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm |

    Hi GORDO,

    Thanks for posting that article. Hmmm…..

    I’ve always wondered about the Obama daughters; they don’t resemble either parent or each other, for that matter. Not even close.

    Line up those girls with their ‘parents’ and tell me if you see either Mooch or barky in either one. I don’t.

  19. To add insult upon injury let me tell all of you about what I discovered today………this is especially for those who THINK Soetoro’s Healthcare won’t be real bad……..well here is the truth as it applies to ME. I learned today that after December 31,2012 my Healthcare provider is not going to offer the plan that I have, which is an Advantage plan. In researching the options I discovered that with regard to priscription drug coverage a prescription which until now has cost me a $10.00 copay for a three month supply of my blood pressure medication Lisinopril HCH 10 mg, will after December cost me $90.00. Thats right folks an 80% increase. People who have a retirement plan from their former employers will probably see a substantial across the board increase as well.
    The only reason why I posted anything tonight was as usual to “INFORM” is that I have returned long enough to dispose of certain property which belongs to me. After this is liquidated I am out of here permanently. Starting over at 80. Not fun! Just because my wife’s daughter thinks she now owns the house,and has made herself comfortable for the forseeable future. Since blood is thicker than BONDS I decided to leave. It would have been useless to fight it. This is otherwise known as an EXPEDIENT! Have a great day everybody. BYE BYE.

  20. citizenwells

    God bless and take care of yourself.

  21. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach, et al.

  22. Interesting that DailyCos has a larry sinclair story up today. I never go there because I don’t trust site not to upload crap on my computer.

    Daily Kos: Larry Sinclair
    16 hours ago – Larry Sinclair’s entire “book” has been presented as a plaintiff exhibit in the libel and defamation case against him, Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobel, …

  23. citizenwells

    Zach, Sinclair looks pretty clean compared to those scumbags.

  24. Dear Old Salt,
    I hope that you are able to find a comfortable and secure place to live. Please know that there are many here who care about you and wish you well. Thank you again for your service to our country and for your knowledge and loyalty in our quest to find the truth. May God bless you and protect you.

  25. “Are you trying to show contempt for this court?”

    Nah- I’m doing my best to hide it.”

    “And it was certainly personal for the 364 people who wrote letters to Zagel on Cellini’s behalf, asking for mercy, telling of Cellini’s kindnesses.”

    “The judge said he’d never received so many letters. Then Zagel really shocked me, and a few other reporters in the courtroom, when he talked about a few of the pro-Cellini letters. Among these, Zagel said, were “letters from three prominent journalists.”

    Oh don’t worry, those names are sealed.

  26. citizenwells

    Thanks Rebel.

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