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Swindler Black Ordered to Jail

Court rules tycoon must spend appeal process in prison

(Newser) - Former media tycoon Conrad Black, convicted of swindling millions from his newspaper empire, will be behind bars by Monday night, reports the Chicago Sun-Tribune. A Chicago court ruled that he couldn't remain free on bail while awaiting a decision on his appeal. Black has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in... More »

Judge Rejects Black's Last Effort to Avoid Jail Time

Fallen media titan faces sentencing in weeks

(Newser) - Conrad Black has exhausted his last legal option to avoid a lengthy jail sentence, says the Times of London, after the presiding judge dismissed a motion to have his fraud conviction overturned. In a 39-page decision, a judge rejected claims that an unreliable witness had prejudiced the decision against the... More »

Black Holds $60M Offshore, Court Hears

Convicted media baron accused of hiding money in Gibraltar

(Newser) - Disgraced media mogul Conrad Black has shuffled $60 million to an offshore account into Gibraltar, an affidavit filed at his Chicago bail hearing alleged yesterday. Canada's Globe and Mail reports that Juval Aviv, a private investigator with a checkered past, told the court that he had uncovered a complex network... More »

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