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Fraud Case Against Mogul Goes to Jury

Federal panel to weigh 15 weeks' worth of testimony in Black trial

(Newser) - The Conrad Black fraud case went to the jury today in Chicago, and the onetime press baron now awaits word on whether he'll walk free or face a decades-long prison sentence. The federal government contends that the ex-Hollinger chairman and three associates raided the company under the guise of complicated... More »

Black's Blind Eye Could Convict

(Newser) - The standard of proof at former media mogul Conrad Black's fraud trial in Chicago will be set low.  In issuing the so-called "ostrich instruction," the judge allowed the jury to convict if Black and his co-defendants deliberately avoided knowing about wrong-doing. More »

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