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Conrad Black is back in Canada. He controlled the third-largest string of English-language newspapers in the world before he became embroiled with the U.S. Justice Department. For his friends, it was a terrible loss. We missed him, and we have missed his newspapers.
CHICAGO -- A federal jury convicted fallen media tycoon Conrad Black and three of his former executives at Hollinger International Inc. today of illegally pocketing money that should have gone to stockholders.
CHICAGO (AP) — For all the sexy testimony about a Bora Bora vacation on the company's dime and a lavish Park Avenue apartment bought at a suspiciously low price, the center of the case against former media baron Conrad Black comes down to a decidedly unglamorous topic: Non-compete payments.
CHICAGO (AP) — Conrad Black's attorney accused prosecutors yesterday of trying to prejudice jurors against the fallen media mogul by focusing on his affluent lifestyle while basing their racketeering and fraud case on the word of a former business partner he described as "a proven liar."
CHICAGO (Reuters) — Federal prosecutors summing up their fraud case against Conrad Black today can offer the jury two theories to convict the former press baron: that he conceived and led a scheme to bilk millions of dollars from his company, or that he deliberately avoided knowing about it while filling his pockets.