Conrad Black takes appeal to Supreme Court

| 06/12/2009

(The Guardian): The jailed press baron Conrad Black will get a last-ditch chance to win freedom as his lawyers try to persuade the US supreme court on Tuesday that the former Telegraph owner’s criminal convictions for embezzling $6.1m (£3.7m) amounted to misuse by prosecutors of a controversial fraud law. Black, 65, who is serving a six-and-a-half-year sentence at Florida’s Coleman prison, will not be at the Washington hearing in person. But to have his case heard by the supreme court is a coup – the judges only grant oral hearings to about 100 of the 10,000 petitions they receive annually.

 

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  1. Find the cost of freedom says:

    Conrad Black’s case is being heard because of one issue.

    He’s got money.