Solicitation of a Bribe

Powerbroker Cellini On Trial For Alleged ShakedownA mega-millionaire who for decades stayed in the shadows of Illinois power even as he wielded enormous influence looked on Wednesday at his corruption trial as prosecutors shined a bright light on allegations that he used his political sway to try to shake down a Hollywood executive.
Jury Selection Begins For Trial Of Powerbroker CelliniJury selection has begun in the trial of Springfield businessman and powerful political insider William Cellini, on charges that he shook down a Hollywood producer for campaign contributions.