Saturday, March 15, 2008

Conrad Black Appeal Filed, Cites Lack Of Evidence

There's no reason whatsoever to think the appeal is going to produce any kind of positive outcome for Lord Black but it's fun to dream, no?

Via CBC:

Lawyers for Conrad Black have appealed his conviction for obstruction and fraud, arguing that U.S. prosecutors failed to prove their case against the former press baron.

The appeal, which was filed in Chicago, contends that the government didn't generate enough evidence to prove Black defrauded anyone or attempted to hide documents.


An appeal hearing could begin in June. If the appeal fails, Black will have to complete at least 85 per cent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

If and when the appeal fails, Black will be forced to serve 85% of his sentence before applying for parole, which some quick math shows to be about 5 years, six months, and a week. Or approximately three books about US presidents.

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