Conrad Black granted bail -

Conrad Black granted bail

Former newspaper magnate wins release while fraud conviction is appealed


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday that Conrad Black could be released on bail while he appeals his convictions for fraud. Black, who has been serving a six-and-a-half year prison sentence at a facility in Florida since 2007, won a significant legal victory last month when the U.S. Supreme Court sent his conviction on three counts of fraud back to a lower court for review. Chicago judge Amy St. Eve, who presided over Black’s trial, is responsible for setting the terms of his release.

The Globe and Mail


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Conrad Black granted bail

  1. Good news! Maybe now Babs Amiel will stop her constant kvetching about rolling around their Palm Springs mansion all by her lonesome. Her column has been an absolute waste of paper.

    • No doubt Steyn will show up with some shortbread biscuits and Johnny Walker Blue ready to roll over for a belly rub.

    • One more time: no doubt Steyn will be at the door with a tin of shortbread biscuits and some Johnnie Walker Blue ready to roll over for a belly rub.

      If this is deleted, I suppose I've crossed a very intriguing line with MacLeans.

      • Sigh. Really?

        • This is what you get when Darren, his brother Darren and his other brother Darren all comment on the same thread.

          • Ha, touche. I have to be more patient.

  2. the advantages of being very rich…

    • That's why Oligarchs are often of benefit to the rest of us. They are the only ones with the resources to fight the judiciary and the bureaucracy. That's one of the reasons communist countries had such a bad human rights record, because they took away people's resources to fight them.

      Of course, Oligarchs become a much bigger problem when they are in bed with the judiciary and bureaucracy, or are able to use their wealth to bypass the system.

  3. The only reason he was prosecuted was because he was a publicly wealthy man. That is why the "honest services" charge was so broad – the US legal teams wanted a "catch all" term to ensure they could convict who ever they wanted.

  4. Boooooooooo Hissssssssss Boooooooooooooo. I claim foul. A total miscarriage of justice.

  5. The seventh circuit made a really bad decision by allowing a zeallot to write their original opinion. They must must now back down with whatever honour they can muster. In order for American justice to survive one judge must resign from the second circuit.

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  7. It's about time. Conrad Black was railroaded.

  8. I never could figure what he was supposed to have done to earn him jail time. Lord Black's main prosecution witness had problems of his own, and exchanged testimony for a deal. Reminds me of the lady whom the whole Ken Starr process put in jail because she wouldn't lie about 7 years of fruitless prosecutor time in Whitewater: it's a dishonest process: half-truths and lies in exchange for immunity.