Springfield IL – Former Springfield
political powerbroker William Cellini has given up his fight to remain free
while he appeals his corruption conviction.
Cellini will begin serving his one year
sentence on January 4th. Cellini tried to extort a movie produced
for a million dollar contribution, to then Governor Rod Blagojevich's campaign.
Cellini's attorney said the appeal would
take longer than his sentence, and Cellini and his family want to put the legal
saga behind them.