Conrad Black Rips US Courts After Losing Set-Aside Bid

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST) -- Former Hollinger International Inc. chief Conrad Black on Wednesday called his 2007 conviction for siphoning $60 million from the newspaper publisher a “fraud and a disgrace,” a day after an Illinois federal court nixed his bid to set the conviction aside.

U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said Tuesday that the government had acted properly in seizing about $9 million in cash that Black had intended to use for his defense on fraud and obstruction charges, and nixed his claim that he was deprived of his...
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