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William Cellini motion, December 4, 2012, Cellini appeal, Obama corruption crony, Judge James B. Zagel, Teachers Retirement System kickbacks

William Cellini motion, December 4, 2012, Cellini appeal, Obama corruption crony, Judge James B. Zagel, Teachers Retirement System kickbacks

“In 2002, the year after Obama made the pitch, the Illinois Teacher Retirement System reported an 18% increase in assets managed by minority-owned firms. Ariel’s share grew to $442 million by 2005.

In 2006, after the federal investigation became public, the teacher pension board severed its relationship with Ariel, concluding that Ariel’s investment returns were insufficient.”…LA Times April 7, 2008

“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

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

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,  and was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, has a motion hearing today, December 4, 2012 in the courtroom of Judge James Zagel.

Daily Calendar

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 (As of 12/04/12 at 05:47:05 AM)

Honorable James B. Zagel                    Courtroom 2503 (JBZ)

1:08-cr-00888   USA v. Cellini                         10:15   Notice of Motion


From the Chicago Tribune October 19, 2012.

“William Cellini, the once-powerful Springfield fundraiser and lobbyist, asked a federal judge Thursday to allow him to remain free on bond pending his appeal on a public corruption conviction, claiming that a juror who withheld her felony background from the court raises “unprecedented” legal questions.

Cellini was among the last of more than a dozen political insiders to be convicted in the federal Operation Board Games probe that also snared former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

He is scheduled to report to federal prison in January to serve one year and one day for his role in a plot to extort campaign contributions for Blagojevich from a Hollywood producer seeking to retain his lucrative state business.

In a filing to U.S. District Judge James Zagel, Cellini’s lawyers argued that he has a strong case for appeal, highlighting the legal issues raised after the Tribune revealed following the verdict that juror Candy Chiles had withheld disclosure of felony convictions during jury selection.

The questions raised are so “substantial” that Zagel should release Cellini during the appeal, in part because he could complete his prison sentence before a higher court could act on the legal issues, the motion says.

Three weeks after Cellini was convicted, the Tribune reported that Chiles did not disclose a 2000 felony drug conviction and a 2008 felony DUI conviction on a jury form and when Zagel questioned her in the courtroom.

Cellini’s lawyers sought a new trial, arguing that Chiles lied and that if they had known of her felony background they could have tried to remove her from the jury. They also argued that her felony background should have barred her from jury service.

After a contentious hearing in which a defiant Chiles testified, Zagel denied a new trial, saying she had not deliberately lied and that her failure to disclose her criminal background did not taint Cellini’s 2011 trial. Zagel also dismissed the defense argument that she was not eligible to serve as a convicted felon.

But in his filing Thursday, Cellini argued that the legal questions could earn a reversal from the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

“The Court’s decision turned on numerous difficult, hotly contested legal and factual questions that were very close and could be decided the other way — and there is no doubt that if Cellini prevails on that issue on appeal, he will be entitled to a new trial,” Cellini’s lawyers wrote.

Federal prosecutors had no comment Thursday on the request.”


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.”



Citizen news, December 4, 2010, Obama COLB, Unemployment rate 9.8 percent, Blagojevich Rezko Obama

Citizen news, December 4, 2010, Obama COLB, Unemployment rate 9.8 percent, Blagojevich Rezko Obama

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

The two quotes above should be enough to scare the hell out of any concerned American. The problem is that most Americans are unaware of them because  of our Orwellian, biased, paid off mainstream media. They have made a deal with the devil. At least Lou Dobbs, on CNN of all places, asked the basic journalistic question, “Why doesn’t Obama provide his birth certificate?”

We know what the agenda and motives are of people like Anderson Cooper. Glenn Beck, if I understand his motives, believes that the Obama birth certificate controversy is a diversion. It may be. However, the American people deserve to hear the truth, the facts. Let them decide for themselves why Obama has employed so many attorneys to not only avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate, but college records and other records. We know that he lied on his IL bar application (documented) and his selective service compliance is questionable. It may be as simple as that.

Does Glenn Beck believe he is smarter than the collective wisdom of the American people?

Glenn, call me.

Here is a simple summary of what a Hawai COLB is and what was presented on the internet in 2008. This is simple enough for Beck, Cooper and congressmen.

From Citizen News.

“Even if the COLB posted on the internet came from the State of HI, it is not a birth certificate and only proves that information about a birth was presented to the Hawaii Health Department.”


Will Obama appointees be removed when Obama is removed from office?

Blagojevich appointees to be removed.

From Citizen News December 3, 2010.

“The Illinois Senate today approved a measure aimed at ridding state government of hundreds of appointees put in place before Gov. Pat Quinn was sworn into office.”

“Many of them came in under impeached ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Quinn’s predecessor, which spurred attempts to “fumigate” state government after Blagojevich was removed from office.”

Read more:


Unemployment rate 9.8 %.

From Citizen News December 3, 2010.

“The unemployment rate, which is obtained from a separate household survey, unexpectedly rose to 9.8% last month. More than 15 million people who would like to work can’t get a job.”

“The U.S. unemployment rate has now been above 9% since May 2009, or 19 months. That matches the longest stretch at such an elevated level since World War II. In the deep recession of the early 1980s, the jobless rate crept to 9% in March 1982 and remained above that mark until September 1983.”

Read more:

I heard Glenn Beck mention the term “birther” again a few days ago in a disparaging way. Glenn, I for one am not going to let you get away with it.

Obama flips finger at John Callahan, Callahan supported Hillary Clinton, Character revealed, Allentown PA, December 4, 2009, Mayor of Bethlehem PA, Hillary rally in Bethlehem, Obama no Christian

“Watch out for people who have a situational value system, who can turn the charm on and off depending on the status of the person they are interacting with….. be especially wary of those who are rude to people perceived to be in subordinate roles.”…Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson, “Unwritten Rules of Management“


Character Revealed


A video of Barack Obama’s speech in Allentown, PA December 4, 2009.

“President Obama scratches his head with his middle finger… intentionally?”

Youtube video provided by Chris Barrett

This is not the first time that Obama has been caught making this gesture. Remember the incident from the 2008 campaign.

From the Citizen Wells blog, August 18, 2008.

“Obama is documented as being the most liberal member of the senate. Obama claims to have no ties to lobbyists. Obama claims to be a Christian, but his words do not match his deeds.”
Obama words, Obama actions

So what could have prompted this lastest gesture?

“John M Callahan 

$250 to Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton For President on October 17, 2007 ”


From National Review Online, April 21, 2008

“Clinton finds her people in Pennsylvania.”

“Bethlehem, Pennsylvania — The next day, Sunday afternoon, Clinton is on the other side of the state in Bethlehem.  The name conjures up images of shuttered steel mills and rust-belt decay, but Bethlehem is a beautiful little city — just a couple of years ago, it was included in Money magazine’s list of the 100 best places to live in America.  (It was number 88.)  The city has a lovely, historic main street that is quite alive — check out the Moravian Book Shop and a zillion coffee shops — without empty store fronts.

Clinton’s rally is in the gymnasium at Liberty High School.  Her team is not exactly expecting a full house.  On the left side of the gym, as one faces the stage, there are 25 rows of seats, from floor to ceiling.  The Clinton team has put up a big blue curtain and an American flag blocking access beyond the first seven rows; all the seats above that remain empty.

But people pack into the room, after waiting hours to get through Secret Service security points.  The gym floor is jammed.

“As I look out on the crowd, I’m not sensing any bitterness,” Bethlehem mayor John Callahan tells the audience. “I’m not sensing any pessimism.”

He’s right. And while Clinton crowds don’t exactly go wild, this crowd is as loud and enthusiastic as they get. “Isn’t this exciting?” Clinton says when she takes the stage to huge applause.  “We’re getting to the decision day.””

“As far as voting for Obama is concerned, the views of people here are just about the same as those in the Mon Valley. More than half of those I ask say they won’t vote for him under any circumstances.  A few others say they’ll have to think hard about it. And a few say they’ll be (grudgingly) loyal Democrats.

A couple of hours later, people in Bethlehem get a surprise when Obama shows up, unannounced, on Main Street.  Word has gotten out a few minutes early, and excited people on the street are calling their friends and telling them to hurry down, that Obama will be there soon.  And sure enough, his bus pulls up, and Obama makes his way down the street, shaking hands and stopping briefly at Mama Nina’s Foccacheria, before heading to the Bethlehem Brew Works, a brew pub with a Steel City theme — the booths are made of bare piping and sheet steel — on the corner.  He sips a beer — a regular guy — talks to a few people, and takes off.”

Read more:


Thanks to commenter ARMY D.A.V. for this info.

Sarah Palin, Citizen Wells challenge, December 4, 2009, Palin says fair question, Obama not eligible, Billboard, Barack Obama not natural born citizen, US Constitution, Father Kenyan British, No birth certificate, Obama spends millions to avoid



Article II, Sec. 1, cl. 5 of the US Constitution

“No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President. . .”

From the 20th Amendment to the US Constitution.

“or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until
a President shall have qualified;”

December 2, 2009

Attention: Sarah Palin

It is not a conspiracy theory. Using the term “birther” in a condescending, Orwellian manner to discredit decent, hard working Americans who believe that the US Constitution is the law of the land, will not be tolerated.

1. Barack Obama has employed a legion of private and government attorneys to prevent revealing his country of birth. Innocent and eligible persons seeking the office of president do not do that.

2. Barack Obama’s father was a citizen of Kenya and a British citizen.  “natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution” was explicitly written to deal with the issue of foreign allegiances at the time of the writing of the US Constitution.

3. Barack Obama’s citizenship and allegiance was further tainted when he was adopted by his stepfather Lolo Soetoro and Obama became an Indonesian citizen.

4. Some combination of the above allowed Obama to travel to Pakistan in 1981 when travel there was restricted to US citizens.

5. The only document presented by the Obama camp is a Hawaii COLB. There has been no substantiation that it is authentic and it does not establish country of birth. As Lou Dobbs stated, “It is a piece of paper that refers to another piece of paper.”

6. All other documentation, all school records, that would establish country of birth have been kept hidden and restricted.

7. No authentic documentation has been presented to establish that Barack Obama was born in the US.

8. The records of all hospitals in Hawaii have been searched. There is no record of Stanley Ann Obama ever having given birth to a child.

9. Barack Obama’s paternal grandmother in Kenya has stated on multiple occasions that she was present at Obama’s birth in Mombasa.

10. Others have stated, including multiple family members, officials and press, that Obama was born in Kenya.

This has been presented in a manner that a fifth grader can understand. However, if you have any questions, please contact me on this blog.

Failure to learn more about and understand this critical issue and take appropriate measures can only be construed as apathy,  ignorance or having an un American agenda. This includes the Mainstream Media and the Fox network.

Sarah Palin was interviewed by RustyHumphries recently. Listen to Palin’s response to the Question about Barack Obama’s birth certificate at approx 6:45.

To: Sarah Palin

Thank you for your service, for looking out for the best interests of America and the American people. And thank you for not dismissing the Obama eligibility and birth certificate issue.

Sarah, the American people want this simple question asked:


1. Barack Obama has employed a legion of private and government attorneys to prevent revealing his country of birth. Innocent and eligible persons seeking the office of president do not do that.

Governor Palin, will you do this for America?

Christopher Strunk lawsuit, US Supreme Court, Writ of Mandamus, NY Electoral College, Restrain, Associate Justice Ginsburg, DC District Court, State Constitutional issues, SCOTUS Rule 22, December 4, 2008

Christopher Strunk, on December 4, 2008, placed his NY lawsuit before the US Supreme Court. Strunk’s Writ of Mandamus attempts to restrain the NY Electoral College from voting on December 15, 2008.

“Christopher Strunk, being pro se in two cases (one in DC District Court and another appealing to the Supreme Court), served the Supreme Court with an application for Writ of Mandamus to Associate Justice Ginsburg yesterday and served the DC District Court with a Writ as well.

The following is an excerpt from an email I received along with associated PDF documents.

I am currently tracking eligibility lawsuits via my Current Lawsuit Listing page.
State Justice ruled on the State Consitutional issues today in the Article 78; however, left the Federal dual office holder issue unreasolved and will be part of my appeal in 2nd Circuit in 08-cv-4289.
Yesterday I took a bus to DC and filed the SCOTUS Applcation under Rule 22 for a Writ of Mandamus to restrain the NY Electoral Collgee and for relief in the matter of 2nd circuit review of my substantive due process request for a three judge panel instead of signle political science oriented Judge (Katzmann).
In addition I went into DCDC to find out if they have moved mu complaint there which although they have had it since 112608, but done nothing- I served them with a copy of the DC Circuit apopllication for a writ of mandamus kicking the DCDC ass on the poor person matter.
Anyway they work is in the hopper and the SCOTUS matter as per the letters of transmittal below at least Justice Thomas should have something from New York for the Conference tomorrow for the other aopplications from NJ, CT and suppose PA and CA.”

Read more here:


I would like to thank The Right Side Of Life website for the heads up on this filing.

MSNBC, Count Down, December 4, 2008, Jonathan Turley, Constitutional law Professor, Leo Donofrio versus Connecticut Secretary of State, Turley is wrong, Donofrio contacted Turley, Obama not natural born citizen, Obama not eligible

** Update below **

Jonathan Turley, a Constitutional law Professor, is scheduled to appear on MSNBC tonight, Thursday,
December 4, 2008 on Count Down. According to Leo Donofrio, Jonathan Turley is wrong about his lawsuit,
Donofrio versus Connecticut Secretary of State, that is currently before the US Supreme Court
Posted in Uncategorized on December 4, 2008 by naturalborncitizen
Constitutional law Professor Jonathan Turley will appear on MSNBC’s count down tonight and according to his blog he’ll be discussing this case.  Unfortunately he got it all wrong.  Here is the comment I left at his blog. It is awaiting moderation, but other comments have been cleared since I left mine:

naturalborncitizen 1, December 4, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Mr. Turley,

My name is Leo Donofrio and my application before the Supreme Court says, within the body of the pleading, that I believe Mr. Obama is a Citizen of the United States – born in Hawaii. Your report above is not accurate.

My law suit challenges his status as a “natural born citizen” based upon the fact that his Father was a British citizen/subject.  Mr. Obama admits, at his own web site, that he was a British citizen/subject at birth.  He was also a US citizen “at birth”. He does not have dual nationality now, but the Constitution is concerned with the candidate’s status “at birth”, hence the word “born” in the requirement.

You have completely mis-stated my lawsuit. I have repeatedly said, over and again, that I believe Obama was born in Hawaii. I have criticized everyone who has said Mr. Obama is not a citizen. I believe he is a “native born citizen”, but not a “natural born citizen”.

The law suit is based upon what distinction the framers drew between the requirement for a Senator and Representative, which only requires “Citizen” status as opposed to the requirements for President, which requires “natural born Citizen” status. As you are aware, this is an issue of first impression for SCOTUS.

Please do not go on national TV and mis-lead the viewers. For a more in depth discussion, please see my response to today’s ABC News faulty report at:


Leo C. Donofrio, Esq.”

Read more here:


** Update 8:12 PM **

I just watched the segment. Apparently Jonathan Turley got the message about Donofrio’s argument.

Here are some quotes from Olbermann and Turley:


  • “Crackpot lawsuit”
  • “Dumbest lawsuit ever”
  • “Yes, this crap again”
  • “Bogus claim of citizenship”


  • “Odds heavily against”
  • “Argument not going to appeal to justices”

I never watch MSNBC for obvious reasons. They were in bed with Obama during the election campaign.

Keith Olbermann please respond and clarify some things for us:

  • Are you on the payroll of the Obama camp?
  • Do you care about the truth?
  • Would you recognize the truth if it bit you on the ass.
  • Do you care about this country?
  • Do you ever do any real research?

I really would like an answer. Provide one and I will publish it.

Orly Taitz, CA lawsuits, US Supreme Court, Help Dr. Taitz, Fax letters to CA Supreme Court, December 4, 2008, Fax Ronald M. George, Chief Judge of CA Supreme Court, Keyes lawsuit, Lightfoot lawsuit

Dr. Orly Taitz has two CA lawsuits and is trying to get them before the US Supreme Court.
She is requesting that as many people as possible fax Ronald M. George, the Chief Judge of CA
Supreme Court and ask for his urgent response.

Here is her email request:

“please go on my blog  drorly.blogspot.com There fax number for the chief judge of Ca Supreme court Ronald M. George. People need to ask him to respond urgently NJ chief judge gave Donofrio an answer within 4 hours I can be in the Supreme court of the US tomorrow morning.
Please ask everybody in your church and organizations to fax letters of support and ask for response today

Orly Taitz DDS Esq

26302 La Paz ste 211
Mission Viejo Ca 92691

29839 S. Margarita Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita Ca 92688

ph. w 949-586-8110 c-949-683-5411
fax 949-586-2082”

Philip J Berg lawsuit, December 4, 2008, Update, US Supreme Court, Writ of Certiorari, Obama not eligible, Supreme Court Justices will decide, Conference review

Here is the latest update from Philip J Berg Dated December 4, 2008:

“We understand everyone is eager to learn what occurred on December 1, 2008, at the U.S. Supreme Court. There is a rumor claiming Mr. Obama was Court Ordered by Justice Souter to turn over his birth certificate by December 1, 2008. This is NOT true.

When a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari is filed the Defendants automatically are given thirty (30) days to respond. They are not required to respond. The end of thirty (30) Days in the Berg v. Obama case was December 1, 2008. Keep in mind, the Defendants could have mailed in a response to the Petition for Writ of Certiorari and the Court allows approximately a week for mail. If this is the case, the envelopes must be postmarked December 1, 2008.

In the afternoon, December 1, 2008, Lisa, Mr. Berg’s Assistant contacted the U.S. Supreme Court and spoke with the Clerk. The Clerk informed Lisa Mr. Berg’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari would be distributed to all nine (9) Justices and a conference should be set within ten (10) days. As I’m sure you are aware, during the conference the Justices will discuss Mr. Berg’s Petition for the Writ of Certiorari and decide whether or not to grant or deny the Petition. It only takes four (4) out of nine (9) Justices to agree to grant Mr. Berg’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari. The Justices can also make other Orders during the Conference.

Mr. Berg’s Office also learned the Solicitor General is only representing the Federal Election Commission

Additional documents will be filed within the next couple of days. All Legal briefs will be posted on our website, so please continue checking back for updates.”

Help Philip J Berg uphold the US Constitution: