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Cellini already distancing himself from Blago

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Downstate businessman William Cellini may be a co-defendant of former Gov. Blagojevich but he's trying to keep his distance. Instead of showing up in federal court on Tuesday with the Blagojevich brothers and Christopher Kelly to answer indictment charges, Cellini will appear two days later. The lead attorney for the wealthy power-broker has already said he'll ask that a judge sever Cellini from the Blagojevich case. Attorney Dan Webb has said that the charges against Cellini have nothing to do with the Blagojevich indictment as a whole. The ex-governor faces a wide range of charges, from racketeering to false statement charges. Cellini is accused of scheming to shakedown a firm that sought state business with the Teachers Retirement System.

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