William Cellini hearing, December 14, 2011, Motion for retrial, Witness perjury, Chicago Tribune SunTimes evidence
“Public court records also are available to everyone in this case, as they were to us when we revealed the felony convictions in our Nov. 11 story.”…Gerould Kern, Chicago Tribune Editor
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, is scheduled for a motion hearing today, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in the courtroom of Judge James Zagel.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 (As of 12/14/11 at 06:46:42 AM
Honorable James B. Zagel Courtroom 2503 (JBZ)
1:08-cr-00888 USA v. Cellini 11:15 In Court Hearing
1:08-cr-00888 USA v. Cellini 11:15 Motion Hearing
1:08-cr-00888 USA v. Cellini 11:15 Notice of Motion
From Citizen Wells December 13, 2011.
“Attorneys for Springfield power broker William Cellini are seeking to overturn his conviction after revelations by the Tribune that one of the jurors apparently did not disclose to the court that she had two felony convictions.
As part of that legal effort, Cellini’s defense team subpoenaed the Tribune, demanding reporters’ notes, recordings and other documents related to any interviews with the juror.
The Tribune filed a motion to quash those subpoenas Monday morning, but later in the day, U.S. District Judge James Zagel ordered the newspaper to turn over the notes from any conversations with the juror.
In the Nov. 11 story first disclosing the juror’s felony convictions, the Tribune wrote that the juror invited a Tribune reporter into the lobby of her apartment building, confirmed she was a juror in the Cellini trial but then declined to answer questions about her criminal background.”