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Cellini released from hospital after heart attack

(MCT) — William Cellini, the Springfield insider who awaits sentencing for joining a conspiracy to extort campaign cash for political access, was released from a hospital Wednesday after suffering a heart attack two days earlier, a spokesman said.

Cellini, 77, had gone to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield for a stress test and an angioplasty procedure after experiencing fatigue and difficulty breathing, spokesman Dick Ciccone said.

The angioplasty showed two blockages of an artery leading from the heart. A stent was inserted which led to complications that led to the heart attack, Ciccone said.

Cellini was convicted by a jury in November of conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting in the solicitation of a bribe. He was acquitted of a third count.

A Republican lobbyist and fundraiser, Cellini was a well-connected power broker in Springfield for more than four decades.

Cellini also suffered a heart attack in 1996 and has been under a cardiologistand#x2019;s care since, Ciccone said.

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