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Conrad Black Sentencing Day

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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 shows he is "principled" but others point out that refusing to follow the usual confessional script may result in a stiffer sentence.
Prosecutors are calling for up to 30 years in prison for Black. His lawyers say that based on these convictions, he deserves more like 2 years. Get your bid in now. We'll reward the closest bidder who doesn't go over (Price is Right rules) with a free copy of Charlie Gasparino's King of The Club. (If you need a bit more incentive, Business Week says "Gasparino's detailed account of Wall Street insider machinations, and the tick-tock of boardroom negotiations during the worst crisis in NYSE history, makes for riveting reading.")