Cellini Demands New Trial Over Juror's Alleged Bias

Law360, New York (January 19, 2012, 6:44 PM EST) -- Convicted real estate investor William Cellini on Wednesday asked for a new trial on bribery and extorion charges, invoking his Sixth Amendment right to be tried by a fair jury and railing against the misconduct of a juror whom he had previously sought to have disqualified.

In a brief filed in Illinois federal court, attorneys for Cellini recounted the allegedly false information that juror Candy Chiles, a twice-convicted felon, had given under oath during the jury selection process, emphasizing that she had not revealed her past arrests and convictions.

“The is not a case of a forgetful or confused juror who...

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