Conrad Black has a date with the U.S. Supreme Court

Former tycoon will have his conviction reviewed again

Conrad Black, who has served 14 months of a six-and-a-half year sentence will have his appeal heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, it was announced Monday. The one-time newspaper baron is fighting to clear his name of the fraud and obstruction of justice conviction on the grounds that he and others did no harm to the company. Black already lost one appeal to a U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago in July of 2007—and many legal experts were skeptical that the highest court would be willing to review the case. Black’s lawyers believe they will be in front of the Supreme Court in November or December of this year and Black will have a final ruling by June of 2010. Black is currently in the Coleman minimum-security prison in Florida.


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