Friday, July 13, 2007
Frank Amodeo and Mirabilis: The Conrad Black Verdict
Rich...Famous....Intellectual...Lord Black is humbled by the U.S. Department of Justice and may spend the rest of his life in prison, which proves once again that the Feds can take down anyone regardless of how wealthy and well connected.
Are you listening, Frank Amodeo?
Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour PC, OC, KCSG (born 25 August 1944, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a prominent biographer, financier, and former newspaper magnate.
Black is Canadian-born but publicly renounced Canadian citizenship in 2001 in order to become a life peer in the British House of Lords.
Black is currently a defendant in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois facing thirteen counts related to criminal fraud. The jury reached a guilty verdict on four charges, including mail fraud and obstruction of justice, but acquitted him of the other nine charges, including wire fraud and racketeering, after 12 days of deliberation on Friday, July 13, 2007. He faces a maximum penalty of 35 years in prison when sentenced.
He is married to Barbara Amiel, a well-known journalist.
Wikipedia Article On Conrad Black