Friday, June 24, 2011
Conrad Black was resentenced to 42 months in prison on fraud and obstruction of justice charges, which means he could serve up to 13 more months in prison. In a Chicago court Friday, Judge Amy St. Eve also ordered him to pay a $125,000 fine.
Black has already served 29 months in the Coleman federal prison in Florida before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down some of his initial convictions. His original sentence was 78 months in prison. The court agreed to accept his time already served as part of his new sentence. Under U.S. law, prisoners must serve at least 85 per cent of their sentence, with time only being reduced for good behaviour. That means in Black's case he could spend as little as six months in prison. When the ruling was read out, Black's wife, Barbara Amiel, collapsed. She had to be escorted from the courtroom by paramedics. Black has two weeks to appeal the decision. His lawyer, Miguel Estrada, asked for six weeks before Black must report to prison.
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