High Court Takes Up Conrad Black’s Conviction Case

Law360, New York (May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Former media baron Conrad Black, who is serving more than six years in prison, has won a bid for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider overturning his fraud conviction for swindling Hollinger International Inc. out of millions of dollars.

The high court on Monday agreed to take up the case and will hear oral arguments next fall.

Black, Hollinger’s former chairman and chief executive, and two other former company executives had challenged their convictions over $5.5 million in payments they accepted from a Hollinger unit....
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