7th Circuit Spurns Lord Black's Appeal

Law360, New York (June 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has dashed the hopes of former media baron and current inmate Lord Conrad Black, flatly denying his attempt to challenge the trial court’s 6 1/2-year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice.

On Wednesday, Judges Richard A. Posner, Michael S. Kanne and Diane S. Sykes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in its ruling that Black and three former executives of Hollinger International Inc. were guilty of defrauding...
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