A former Illinois power broker convicted of trying to extort money from a movie producer has about two more weeks to report to prison.
Springfield businessman William Cellini was initially supposed to begin serving his one-year prison sentence Friday, but he was granted an extension until Jan. 22.
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Cellini was once known as the "King of Clout." Jurors found him guilty last year of trying to shake down the producer of "Million Dollar Baby" for a $1.5 million political contribution to then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign. Cellini dropped his appeal in November.
U.S. attorney's spokesman Randall Samborn says that at the same time, the judge granted a request by Cellini's lawyers to push back the date on which he must report to prison.