Conrad Black

  • Conrad Black

    Conrad Black Speaks: He’s Fighting For All Of Us!

    Conrad Black, who was sentenced to six and half years in prison last week on fraud charges, lashes out at two former friends this morning in the pages of the New York Sun for what he sees as their betrayal. It’s the first time that Black, who has been writing a regular column for the […]

    / Dec 17, 2007 at 1:40 PM
  • Conrad Black

    Breaking: Conrad Black sentenced to 6.5 years in prison!

    Breaking: Conrad Black sentenced to 6.5 years in prison! Update: Told to report to prison in 12 weeks. Time to break out the good stuff, Conrad. It won’t be there when you get out. Update: Reuters link here.

    / Dec 10, 2007 at 2:38 PM
  • Conrad Black

    Conrad Black Sentencing Day

    Conrad Black has been anything but contrite since being found guilty of fraud and obstruction of justice. He has vigorously maintained his innocence and is appealing his conviction every which way he can. His lawyers say that won’t change today, when he appears before a judge in Chicago to be sentenced. His camp says this […]

    / Dec 10, 2007 at 10:16 AM
  • Conrad Black

    Conrad Black Found Guilty!

    The federal court jury in Conrad Black has returned with its verdict, finding the media mogul guilty of at least four of the 13 counts he faced for allegedly defrauding shareholders of Hollinger International. The jury deliberated for 11 days, at one point telling the judge that it could not reach a unanimous verdict on […]

    / Jul 13, 2007 at 12:02 PM
  • Conrad Black, Donald Trump

    New Gravity Added to Conrad Black Trial

    Yesterday, in a Chicago courtroom, prosecutors trying to take down press guy Conrad Black for racketeering brought an email into evidence that they believe stacks the cards against Mr. Black, sent from him to Donald Trump, prior to Hollinger’s 2003 shareholders’ meeting: “Dear Donald”, began Lord Black. “Could I ask a rather esoteric favour?” He […]

    / May 24, 2007 at 11:13 AM
  • Conrad Black

    Conrad Black Has No Plans To End Up Shot In His Own Pool

    Conrad Black wants us to know that he is not Jay Gatsby. More specifically, he has no plans to end up ruined at murdered, the end met by the title character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby.” The “don’t shoot me” protest arose after journalist William Rees-Mogg published a supportive essay comparing his […]

    / Mar 22, 2007 at 10:02 AM
  • Conrad Black, SOX

    Black SOX Scandal?

    We like Alan Murray—and not just because he was so easy to beat up on when we were up against him on Squawk Box. He’s a smart guy but he’s a bit too credulous sometimes. And he constantly trips himself up on the grand illusion of our time—that moral problems can be solved by technical […]

    / Mar 21, 2007 at 2:19 PM
  • Conrad Black

    Conrad Black’s Defense Doing Everything He Can to Endear Himself to Judge

    Edward Greenspan, AKA Conrad Black’s attorney, AKA “Fast Eddie,” whose comedy routine failed to amuse Judge Amy St. Eve several days back in a Chicago courtroom is really taking things up a notch. By falling asleep. The Post reports this morning that Greenspan’s daughter—part of Black’s defense team—had to lean across the table yesterday and […]

    / Mar 16, 2007 at 11:44 AM
  • Conrad Black

    Conrad Black Defense’s Routine Needs Tweaking

    Edward Greenspan, Conrad Black’s attorney, is finding out the hard way that his brand of humor doesn’t necessarily translate on American soil. Greenspan, whose personal cross to bear is that he’s been labeled one of the “most famous lawyers in Canada” and whose nickname is, no joke, “Fast Eddie,” was taken to task by Judge […]

    / Mar 15, 2007 at 12:07 PM
  • Conrad Black

    Où est Monsieur Black?

    Can you feel the excitement in the air? The electricity? The sensation down your spine that something HUGE is happening? That could be the early stages of crack-induced spinal cord failure but more likely it’s the Conrad Black trial. Set to begin this morning in downtown Chicago (got a great Cubs story for you, btw, […]

    / Mar 14, 2007 at 12:55 PM
  • Conrad Black

    Prosecutors: Send Black Back to Jail

    Federal prosecutors are seeking to revoke or modify the $20 million bail bond of Conrad Black, the former Hollinger International Inc. chairman who is accused of looting the company he founded and built into one of the largest English language newspaper companies in the world. Black pledged a Palm Beach, Florida home for the bail […]

    / Jun 20, 2006 at 4:58 PM

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