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Cellini May Get New Trial

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    Illinois powerbroker William Cellini could get a new trial after it was revealed a juror in his recently-ended trial failed to disclose two felony convictions.

    Judge James Zagel on Wednesday called for an evidentially hearing to see if the juror was biased and if a new trial is warranted.

    Shortly after jurors earlier this month found the clout-heavy millionaire guilty of conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting bribery, the Chicago Tribune revealed that one of the jurors failed to disclose a felony conviction for crack-cocain possession and an aggravated DUI conviction.

    Cellini was accused of conspiring with three other men to shake down the producer of "Million Dollar Baby" for a $1.5 million campaign contribution to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.