Conrad Black back in jail for up to 13 months -

Conrad Black back in jail for up to 13 months

Wife Amiel collapses during sentencing, blames “too little sleep”


Conrad Black has been resentenced to 42 months in jail on fraud and obstruction charges by a U.S. federal court judge in Chicago, but will only face up to 13 months in prison because of time already served. The former media baron must also pay a $125,000 fine. Black’s jail time could be reduced to just 6 months if he displays good behaviour. If he remains in the U.S. after his release, Black must spend two years under “supervised release.” However, he has reportedly indicated a desire to be deported to Canada. During Friday’s sentencing, Black’s wife Barbara Amiel collapsed and had to be escorted out of courtroom by paramedics. Upon exiting the building with her husband, Amiel told the CBC that she had had “too little sleep.” Black, 66, previously served 29 months of a six-and-a-half year sentence in a Florida prison before the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down the law under which he was originally convicted. The Judge Amy St. Eve, who served the resentencing, is the same judge that handed Black his original convictions in 2007. Black has two weeks to appeal the decision, but his lawyer is asking for six.

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