Arraignment For Ill. Gov.'s Ex Chief-of-Staff

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief of staff, campaign finance chairman and a millionaire lobbyist are scheduled to be arraigned on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against the ousted governor.

Attorneys have said Blagojevich co-defendant John Harris is cooperating in the government's investigation. The ex-chief of staff is charged with a single count of wire fraud.

Christopher Kelly, a principal fundraiser for Blagojevich, faces counts of fraud and extortion conspiracy and attempted extortion.

William Cellini Sr., a longtime Republican fundraiser who also collected significant funds for Blagojevich, faces the same charges as Kelly.

Thursday's arraignment should be much quieter than Blagojevich's. The impeached governor pleaded not guilty on Tuesday and was mobbed by media as he exited the federal courthouse in downtown Chicago.


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