Conrad Black applies for bail -

Conrad Black applies for bail

A new chance at freedom after the June Supreme Court ruling?


Conrad Black’s lawyers are arguing that the Montreal-born media mogul should be released immediately, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in late June that set aside his fraud convictions. Black applied for bail with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago late Tuesday. While his conviction for obstruction of justice remains in place, the appeal court must determine whether to have a hearing on his bail request while it decides whether to overturn his fraud convictions. The 7th Circuit Court is the same one that denied Black’s request for bail after he was convicted in 2007 of defrauding US$6.1 million from Hollinger International.


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