Witness Pressed About Past At Blagojevich Extortion Trial

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A lawyer defending political fundraiser William Cellini against charges that he participated in an extortion plot to benefit former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a key government witness Monday to recount his own criminal history and substantial plea deal with prosecutors.

Dan K. Webb of Winston & Strawn LLP asked former state pension fund trustee Stuart Levine, whom Webb has called the government's “star witness,” to again tell the jury deciding Cellini's case about his own agreement to cooperate with the government and plead guilty to...
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