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(Bilderberger) Conrad Black Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison

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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 02:24 PM
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Conrad Black Sentenced to 6 1/2 Years in Prison


www.nytimes.com

Former newspaper mogul Conrad Black was sentenced Monday to 6 1/2 years in prison for swindling shareholders in his Hollinger International media empire out of millions of dollars.

Black, 63, a Canadian-born member of the British House of Lords renowned for his lavish lifestyle and flamboyant way with words, had faced up to slightly more than 8 years in prison under sentencing guidelines determined earlier Monday by U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve.
(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 02:24 PM
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Good to hear about more corporate fraud sentencing for ripping off stock-holders. And for those following his trail -- member of the Bilderberg group! See you in almost seven years scumbag.

www.nytimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


According to media magnate and permanent Bilderberg member Conrad Black, the ban on reporters "makes discussion more intimate and candid. There are no massive indiscretions, but the exchanges can be quite heated." This is a polite way of saying that members can secretly speak their minds about whatever grandiose schemes of world conquest they envision themselves as having the divine right to execute, without fearing that their words will ever be heard by the public.


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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by anhinga

Good to hear about more corporate fraud sentencing for ripping off stock-holders. And for those following his trail -- member of the Bilderberg group! See you in almost seven years scumbag.


Maybe not. I was reading earlier that he may be transfered to a cushy BC pen and spend a third of his sentence. That's 2 years living pretty damn well for most of us. It'll be harsh for him though.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 02:44 PM
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...this is decent because no matter how much they reduce the sentence or how 'easy' the prison facility may be, it proves that these 'clubbers' aren't above the law.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 02:56 PM
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Except that he won't actually lose control of any of his business holdings while in jail and will probably be able to spend long luxurious amounts of time playing golf and watching TV before he goes out for the weekend to look up on how his empire is doing.

Long story short, he loses a bit of money and has to stay in another place. He'll be out in two years and nothing the worse for the wear. Sending people like him to prison is a useless practice and a fantasy for the dumb public who think it means something.

I'd prefer that he did some community service work. Like picking garbage off a highway. Then he could see how the common people live whom he stole all the money from.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 04:46 PM
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I agree, people like him don't understand anything then pure hard physical labor. Any moron can sit in a cell and daydream. We need this guy to actually, as suggested, to go out and do at least 20,000 hours of real road work, chain gang work, moving rocks, etc.. This will wake him the hell up real quick.

Laying around in a cell, hell he does that anyway!!



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 05:30 PM
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If they sent him to do time in a facility such as Pelican Bay in California, then THAT would be something. Should he get shot for his crimes by the wronged shareholders? There wouldn't be much of him left afterwards, that's for sure, if one folks would be justified in doing so. This is a classic example how white collar criminals pay less for their misdeeds than petty thieves. I'm definitely down for laws and sentencing guidelines to be applied equally among thieves. Either way, posh for all or maximum security for all, but none of this social standing baloney. It's not like the dude is sharing over P2P!


See: The case of Mr. Horn



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 05:44 PM
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guess what? when the news about him all dies down he'll be out in a flash even if he supposedly goes there-----------and if because of media insistence on a visit to him----------when he gets back to his cell it will be like the movies---------caviar/champaign and satellite t.v with all the conjugal visits----------he's used to in his normal life--------------sad to say there are homeless people dying on the cold streets in north america-------------that would just about do anything to get punished at a far less rate of pleasure than he will be forced to suffer---------



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 06:02 PM
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if he is in the bilderberger circle and they are so powerful then think about it. he may have been doing something to expose the bilderbergers or he was doing something that they didnt want him to. if they are as powerful as we think they are then none of it member would be going to jail unless they messed up



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 06:10 PM
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Even if he was dumped by the supposed Bilderburger elite group, then that doesn't mean that he will be forced to rot in a maximum security prison. He's simply too well connected to ever have something like that happen to him. I also agree that just about any moron can sit in a cell and do nothing. Basically what we have done is let the government take some his millions and then let the public pay for his jail/hotel stay.

Whichever way you slice it, the innocent people still end up paying for his ass no matter what they do. Jail for white collar criminals is a joke, they should have to give back to society in a meaningful and hopefully public way. High school janitor for example.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 06:16 PM
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Looks like Lord Black will be serving his time in Florida...


Black will serve his sentence in Saufley Prison, a low-security jail. It is not the least secure prison he could have found himself in – that would have been a minimum security facility with no fences – but it is not as harsh as a medium or high security jail where he might have rubbed shoulders with murderers.

His prison will have double-fenced perimeters, armed perimeter patrols and strong work and other tertiary programmes for inmates.

He will exchange his tailor-made suits for a basic uniform of shirt and khaki trousers on arrival and be strip-searched and fingerprinted.

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www.bop.gov...

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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 06:40 PM
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The guy we affectionately know as 'His Lardship'...or just plain 'Tubby' is well known for both his arrogance and his social climbing. I'm delighted to see him get his comeuppance, and I know that he'll really take offence at being incarcerated. And as to ending up in a Club Fed in B.C. somewhere...you'll recall he renounced his Canadian citizenship when he was called to the Peerage. Looks good on him.

Schmuck.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 07:35 PM
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...proving he's in a 'real' prison, not the Club Med a lot want to paint this out to be... fences, that's all I needed to hear, so, obviously, he's in isolation, imo, that counts, for something.

That's 'funny' they got him in Florida, of all places. His crew probably really pushed for sunny, year-round weather. Dirtbag... funny how no one seems to, even philosophically, question the existence of monarchies still. A 'lord' -- right, a lord of what? Corruption?

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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:11 PM
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Actually, it's so he can be close to his wife, barbara, who lives in his swanky estate not so far away from the facility.


From the cobbled driveway, all I can see of Conrad Black's pad, in the ritziest precinct of Palm Beach, Fla., is an unusually high fence. It consists of densely spaced black iron bars, 20 feet high, armed with gold-plated spikes, strong and deadly enough to stop a charging elephant.
www.macleans.ca...



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 02:42 AM
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Ya know, I really do believe in Angels. Sorry admin for not making this longer. I hope you understand



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 03:26 AM
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I followed this one for a while and posted a couple threads...
www.abovepolitics.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...
This was big Non-News at the time, but Hollinger was a money shaker for the DOD and Richard Perle was apparently knee deep in it as well



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 04:20 AM
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Black also faces a number of suits against him:

The Ontario Securities Commission and its US counterpart, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, are expected to start proceedings against Black
Black faces court claims by companies he formerly controlled, including Hollinger Inc. and Hollinger International, now renamed Sun-Times Media Group.
Class-action suits seeking damages of hundreds of millions of dollars are expected to be filed by retail and institutional investors embittered by stock market losses racked up by his former companies after shareholder complaints of accounting irregularities.
Sun-Times Media Group Inc. is suing Black for US$542 million, accusing him and other former executives of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the company. The suit alleges they engaged in racketeering, allowing the company to seek triple damages under U.S. anti-corruption laws.
Toronto-based Hollinger Inc. is suing Black, claiming damages of more than US$700 million, including breach of contract, conspiracy, unjust enrichment and unlawful interference with Hollinger's economic interest.
Sotheby's International Realty Inc., which claims Black owes US$557,000 in commission on the sale of his Park Avenue apartment.
U.S. institutional investor Cardinal Capital is involved in several suits against Black's companies, including a Chicago-based lawsuit alleging federal securities violations filed by a group including a Louisiana teachers' pension fund.
Canadian investors have launched $4-billion class-action lawsuit against Black, his wife Barbara Amiel Black, David Radler and others, alleging they suffered market losses that may have been caused by the controversies surrounding Black's management.


what a bum.. he even got expelled from college for stealing and selling exam papers



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 09:12 AM
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Maybe, Tubby's the fall guy. You know, lowest guy on the totem. He'll be sued into oblivion -- BUT -- his former Bilderberg family will support him. He'll want for nothing. The Bilderbergers will pay the way for Tubby and his family but the Tubbies will be thoroughly and forever out of the game.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 09:46 AM
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...been trying to find out the minimum jail time that one *has* to serve, and from some vague research, it looks like half is the minimum and some fed cases have to serve 80% of the sentence(s).

So, letting Tubby rot for three years and change in pretty awesome for a "permanent" Bilberberg member imo.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 02:38 AM
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I saw this guy at the Bilderberg conference of 06, he was there to go ask forgiveness from his masters. This guy is a low level scum in Bilderberg, he's not part of the higher circle of 12.

And as said before, he's protected and will not have any culpability, not an ounce. This guy should be hanged for treason and if he would really want forgiveness from the people, he should go on a trial to go against his former bosses in a huge trial and then kill himself. Then he would be forgiven.



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