Conrad Black gave a lengthy presentencing statement to the Federal Court judge in Chicago, yesterday. Maintaining his innocence as always, there was no insincere grovelling for mercy:
"... I believe in the confession and repentance of misconduct and in the punishment of crime. I don't believe in false or opportunistic confessions...."
I also liked his quotes from Kipling, especially the part he addressed to the prosecutors and the media.
A great performance. Best of luck, Conrad.