Lord Black Pleads Not Guilty To New RICO Charges

Law360, New York (December 16, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Federal prosecutors have added racketeering charges to the swarm of litigation facing former media tycoon Lord Conrad Black, citing statutes that are usually preserved for tackling organized crime.

Black pled not guilty to the new charges before U.S. district judge Amy St. Eve. She set his trial date for March 5, 2007.

The expanded indictment was granted by a grand jury to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, which used the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to expand its case....
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