Cellini Attys Demand New Trial Over Juror's Hidden Past

Law360, Chicago (November 15, 2011, 8:40 AM EST) -- Lawyers for Illinois political insider and real estate investor William Cellini demanded a new trial Monday evening, saying their client's recent convictions on extortion and bribery charges must be tossed because a juror concealed her criminal past from the court.

According to the emergency motion filed by Dan Webb and Thomas Kirsch of Winston & Strawn LLP, a female juror — whose name was redacted from the motion — hid two past guilty pleas for crack cocaine possession and aggravated driving under the influence during the...
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