US court rejects Conrad Black's bail request
By ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON
September 8, 2009 10:25
1 minute read.
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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has turned
down former newspaper mogul Conrad Black's request to be freed from a
Florida prison while he appeals his fraud conviction to the high court.
Stevens rejected Black's plea Monday without comment. Black, a member
of the British House of Lords, has served nearly 17 months of a
61/2-year prison term at a federal prison.
In May the court agreed to consider overturning
Black's conviction in July 2007 on charges he siphoned off millions of
dollars belonging to Hollinger International when he was chief
executive of the media company.
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