Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Conrad Black Granted Bail

MSNBC reports:

Jailed former newspaper magnate Conrad Black was granted bail on Monday , weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court kicked his 2007 fraud conviction back to a lower court.
Last month, the Supreme Court weakened the "honest services" law that was central to Black's fraud conviction. The justices left it up to a lower court to decide whether the conviction should be overturned.
Black, who has served more than two years of a 6 1/2-year sentence at a low-security federal prison in Florida, was also convicted of obstruction of justice after jurors saw a video of him carrying boxes of documents out of his offices, loading them into his car and driving off with them. The documents were sought by government investigators.

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