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Court upholds Black conviction

Conrad Black

A federal appeals court has upheld former media tycoon Conrad Black's convictions for fraud and obstruction of justice.

The US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld a federal court jury's verdict Black cheated his Hollinger media empire of millions of dollars.

It also upheld his obstruction conviction for removing 13 boxes of evidence from his office.

Black is serving a six-and-a-half-year jail sentence at a Florida prison.




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