Feb 11, 2007

The Long Arm Of The Law...

Black Seeking To Block Plea Deal

Concerned he might not get a fair trial, deposed newspaper baron Conrad Black is seeking to block his old holding company, Ravelston, from copping a plea.

After a Canadian judge on Wednesday allowed the receiver overseeing Ravelston to plead guilty to a criminal charge, Black's legal team is appealing the ruling.

Black's lead lawyer, Edward Greenspan, said he expected to file a lengthy appeal late yesterday.

The receiver reached a plea deal last month with U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago, where Black is slated to go on trial in March to face charges he plundered millions from the far-flung newspaper empire he once controlled.

Black, 62, controlled his newspaper companies, Chicago-based Hollinger International and Toronto-based Hollinger Inc., through his stake in Ravelston.

Restrictions have been put on the Canadian-born media magnate's control of the Toronto-based holding company, which went into receivership in 2005.

Greenspan said a hearing on the appeal could be held as soon as next week.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Night Owl said...

This seems to be a lot of posts for someone who was going to cook lasagna, drink wine, and be on a date. ;-)

1:05 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Yea, night owl... I'd not want to be his date :)

1:08 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Fitz's work is never done now it's on to the next evildoer. This case involves international stuff. Will you have to go to Canada? If so can I go. Look I'll be your assistant for ties ok. What's up with the ex Governor dude? Do you sleep, you do need to get paid for the work you do and your not getting it now.

Now what's up with Wells wanting to have one charge dropped. The little soldier is guilty and dropping one charge isn't going to change that guilt. If he wants something make sure you get much more information.

1:11 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Oh Night Owl I was thinking about what you said about Putin. Now if I were a ruler of a country and Bush were President of the US I'd get nukes to protect my country from the US incompetent stupid criminal President. I can't blame any country who is looking to protect themselves from Bush. He lied about Iraq and invaded that country. He's lied about everything and anything so who knows what this idiot will do. Now Cheney/Bush are looking to invade Iran. Now you might think Congress wont go along with it but remember Bush is stupid and Cheney is sneaky so who knows these two idiots could bomb Iran before going to Congress. I wouldn't trust them about anything. Putin is right the world leaders can't trust a word Bush says and Bush has created chaos around the world.

1:19 AM  
Anonymous teak said...

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet
.co.uk/JFKwisner.htm

"After 1953 the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. By this time Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. These organizations were run by people with well-known right-wing views such as William Paley (CBS), Henry Luce (Time Magazine and Life Magazine), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times), Jerry O'Leary (Washington Star), Barry Bingham Sr., (Louisville Courier-Journal), James Copley (Copley News Services) and Joseph Harrison (Christian Science Monitor). According to Alex Constantine (Mockingbird: The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA), in the 1950s, "some 3,000 salaried and contract CIA employees were eventually engaged in propaganda efforts." NY Times included.--- Interesting and duh, sometimes it doesn't sink in till one sees it in black and white. Looks like the weirdos "protecting" the people have done more harm to the people and nation with blowback (and blow literally, um Poppy).

Thanks for the font change. It is hard being middle aged and half-blind to boot.

2:27 AM  
Anonymous teak said...

How much you think Scooter pays for those haircuts? I think he looks girlish.

2:34 AM  
Anonymous teak said...

http://www.cbc.ca/lifeandtimes/
black.html

http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2004/
01/18/hollinger180104.html

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2006/09/18/
edward-greenspan-conrad-blacks-
keeping-me-too-busy/

http://www.editorsweblog.org/
print_newspapers/b_alliances_
and_partnerships/

last link is interesting because it talks about merges of newspapers. Night.

2:48 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

This week, Congress held its first hearing on the landmark IPCC report on climate change. That report concluded that global warming is “unequivocal” and human activity is the main driver, “very likely” causing most of the rise in temperatures since 1950.

During the hearing, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) — one of the 87 percent of congressional Republicans who do not believe in man-made global warming — questioned the authors of the report about a period of dramatic climate change that occured 55 million years ago. “We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows?


Now, we are to blame the dinosaurs for global warming. Meet clueless ass, Rep. Dinofart!

3:34 AM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

"jan said...
Yea, night owl... I'd not want to be his date :)"

It depends on if there is room for a second person to see all the comments on the computer screen. An evening filled with trading smart-ass remarks might be fun. ;-)

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is an embarrassment to the American educational system.

Jackie--Yes, Iran has stuck its nose into Iraq here and there but what most American people are never, ever going to understand is that it is not out of aggression. What goes on in Iraq and the decisions made by the Commander and Chimp scare the bloody hell out of Iran, with damn good reason. Iran is beyond freaking paranoid. Iran is bloody scared as to whom or what rules Iraq now and in the future. Too bad Iran's president is not smart enough to tone down his hot air on the Holocaust. Otherwise, he might get a lot more world sympathy.

Bush has only one playbook--revenge on everyone who ever did anything to the US in the past 30 years. If this year was 1967 instead of 2007, we'd be invading Japan right about now for revenge for WW II. It's probably a good thing that Vietnam was a while back, otherwise, we'd be invading them, too.

March 1st is down on my calendar. I wonder if Bob Ney gets to bring that bad rug with him to the pokey. Isn't he the one who came up with the French-bashing stuff, i.e. Freedom Fries? Hey Bobby boy, France was RIGHT about Iraq.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Oh yeah, I forgot. Vietnam does not have enough oil.

So correct that--Revenge on anyone who has ever done anything to the US in the past 30 years AND has OIL.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous slingblade said...

Tha monetary yewnit of Vietnam iz tha Dong an ah hold onta mine.

8:49 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Hi JB's

Teak,

lil irv's hair is too long! I guess its his way of bragging that he's still got some hehe

Thank you for your nice words re my blog:-D

10:29 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Fitzie:

Yep, your arms are reaching far and wide! hehe

Black is another cooked goose! :)

11:38 AM  

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