A jury has been selected for the trial of media tycoon Lord Conrad Black on fraud and racketeering charges.
Judge Amy St Eve, of the US District Court of Chicago, interviewed 80 people before deciding on the 12 who will comprise the jury, and six alternates.
No information was immediately available about the sex, age or race of those selected.
The high-profile trial is expected to last up to four months. Lord Black, 62, has denied all the charges.
The jury selection process was designed to screen out anyone with bias against those with considerable wealth or honorary titles.
Opening statements in the trial will be heard on Monday.
If convicted, the former boss of media group Hollinger International and one-time owner of the Daily Telegraph could be jailed for up to 101 years.