Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bad news for Conrad

The bad news (see also):

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday cleared the way for resentencing former media baron Conrad Black next month in Chicago for fraud and obstruction of justice after rejecting his appeal.

A U.S. appeals court in October upheld Lord Black’s 2007 conviction on one fraud count and for obstructing justice while it overturned two other fraud convictions.
... Lord Black’s resentencing is scheduled June 24 before a federal judge in Chicago. Lord Black, 66, has been free on bail since July after serving nearly 2-1/2 years of his original 6-1/2-year prison term.

Sorry to hear it but given that two of his convictions were overturned maybe it'll be a reduced sentence like, say, time served.


Anonymous said...

What a travesty. They needed an object case and he was it.

Xanthippa said...

The problem, as I see it, is that Black was not found guilty of any of the 'original' charges - not even the first time around.

Rather, the things he was charged with were false - but, in trying to defend himself to prosecution's persecution before the trial, he is deemed to have committed other offenses: ones which would never had happened had he not been falsely charged in the first place.

There is something seriously wrong with a 'justice' system which will use unjustified charges to hound a person into a mistake - then throw them in jail for this mistake!