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Cueto Will Be Released from Prison Today


Marion, ILL. – Politically connected Belleville attorney Amiel Cueto is expected to get out of a federal prison today.

Cueto was convicted in 1997 of conspiracy and obstructing an investigation of gambling in southern Illinois. He will finish serving his sentence in a halfway house in St. Louis.

He continues to deny the allegations and is fighting to keep his suspended law license from being revoked. The 54-year-old served most of his sentence in a federal prison in South Dakota before he was moved to a minimum-security prison camp outside of Marion, Ill.

Cueto has reportedly donated about $2 million to Democratic Party candidates and committees.