Black, Accused Of Siphoning Millions, Indicted On Fraud Charges

Law360, New York (November 17, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Former publishing magnate Conrad Black has been indicted by U.S. prosecutors on fraud charges relating to allegations that he and other executives stole millions from his once powerful but now crumbling media empire.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald announced the indictments, charging Lord Black with wire and mail fraud, and also naming three former employees of his publishing company, Hollinger International, John Boultbee, Peter Atkinson and Mark Kipris.

Hollinger International has sued Lord Black for $542 million, and Hollinger Inc., Lord Black’s international holding company, has sued...
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