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Originally posted by dgtempe
I love Twitchy.
What a wealth of information! You are the Man/woman.
How many criminals could there possibly be??
Keep thinking, undecided Black jurors told
July 12, 2007
CHICAGO: Jurors in the fraud trial of Canadian-born media tycoon Conrad Black told the judge yesterday they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict after nine days of deliberations.
But they returned to their deliberations after being told by US District Court judge Amy St Eve they had to make "every reasonable effort" to reach a unanimous decision.
Lawyers in the Conrad Black fraud trial were back in a Chicago courtroom Tuesday discussing forfeiture penalties, while the jury continued its deliberations into a ninth day.
Judge Amy St. Eve recalled the lawyers to discuss how much Black and his co-defendants may have to repay if they are found guilty.
St. Eve said she wants to clarify instructions on the forfeiture in case the defendants decide to let the jury decide the financial penalty. The defendants can elect to have the judge or the jury decide how much money they may have to repay.
The prosecution wants forfeiture of $92 million US, if the men are convicted.
Conrad Black, the peer who once owned The Daily Telegraph, has asked for a pardon from President Bush as part of a last ditch attempt to get out of jail early.
US Supreme Court to review Conrad Black's conviction
The US Supreme Court agreed yesterday to consider overturning the fraud conviction Conrad Black, the former owner of The Daily Telegraph, who is serving a 6 1/2 year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice.
By Alex Spillius in Washington
Last Updated: 10:07PM BST 18 May 2009
The court's justices will hear arguments later this year over the convictions of Black, the former chairman and chief executive of Hollinger International, and two other former executives in connection with payments of $5.5 million (£3.6m) they received from a Hollinger subsidiary.
The men argued that they did not commit fraud because they did no harm to the company. They turned to the highest US court after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld their convictions....
Apart from the Telegraph titles, Hollinger once owned the Chicago Sun-Times, the Jerusalem Post and hundreds of community papers across the US and Canada.