On September 29, a three-judge panel will hear Conrad Black’s appeal of his 2007 convictions on three counts of fraud. The U.S. Supreme Court recently narrowed the scope of “honest services” provisions, saying the rules should only apply to bribes or kickbacks. The broad interpretation of honest services guarantees convinced a Chicago jury they were justified in convicting the media baron. Black recently dropped his request to return to Canada, but will be free to return after next month’s court date if he wins his appeal.
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