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Jury Selection Continues in Trial of Rod Blagojevich Fundraiser William Cellini


A federal judge has questioned more than two dozen potential panelists as jury selection continues in the trial of William Cellini, the last trial stemming from the decade-long investigation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Tuesday is the second day of Springfield powerbroker Cellini's trial. A college student who wants to be an FBI agent and a woman who recently underwent cancer treatment were among the potential jurors that Judge James Zagel questioned Tuesday.

On Monday, Zagel questioned eight potential panelists before adjourning. Those included a U.S. postal worker and a retired AT&T manager.

It could take a few days to impanel a jury.

The 76-year-old Republican businessman has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to shake down the Oscar-winning producer of "Million Dollar Baby" for a $1.5 million campaign contribution to Blagojevich, a Democrat.


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