Black Contests $3.8M Fine After Conviction Reversals

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT) -- Former media baron Conrad Black on Thursday told the Illinois federal judge overseeing civil fraud claims against him that the reversal of parts of his related criminal conviction should dramatically reduce the $3.8 million he was ordered to disgorge.

U.S. District Judge William T. Hart's estoppel and monetary relief decisions in September 2008 were based on a judgment in the criminal proceeding. But two of those criminal counts, which related to $5.5 million in noncompete payments made to Black and others, have since been reversed by...
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