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June 24, 2011

Conrad Black has more federal time to do after resentencing

As detailed in this Reuters piece, which is headlined "Ex-media mogul Conrad Black sent back to prison," today's highest-profile federal sentencing did not result in merely a time-served outcome.  Here are the particulars:

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered former media baron Conrad Black to serve 13 more months in prison for his fraud and obstruction of justice conviction.  Judge Amy St. Eve of U.S. District Court, who sentenced Black to 6-1/2 years following his 2007 trial, ordered the 66-year-old member of Britain's House of Lords to serve a total of 42 months, of which 29 months has already been served.

Black's wife, Barbara Amiel Black, collapsed immediately after St. Eve ruled, and was assisted out of the courtroom by medical personnel.  Black was released from prison in July 2010 based on a successful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The high court narrowed the scope of the federal honest services law used to help convict him.

St. Eve said she took into accounts letters from inmates who had served time with Black, which said he had tutored and mentored them.  But she said she also took into account the harm Black did to shareholders of Hollinger International, the media company he had controlled. "You had a duty of trust.  The shareholders put their trust in you. And you violated that trust," St. Eve said.  She said the sentence would "send a message to executives in your position to show respect for the law."...

Black was convicted of scheming with partner David Radler and other executives to siphon off millions of dollars in proceeds from the sales of newspapers as they unwound Hollinger International, then the world's third-largest publisher of English-language newspapers.  It once operated the Chicago Sun-Times, the Jerusalem Post, London's Daily Telegraph and dozens of other newspapers across North America.

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Posted by: Red Sole Shoes | Jun 25, 2011 5:16:42 AM

wonder how much you and the other get em guility or not group will LIKE IT when the U.S. Supreme court slaps the judge again.

Posted by: rodsmith | Jun 25, 2011 3:08:24 PM

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