Resentencing for Conrad Black on track for June 24

AP News
Posted: May 09, 2011 6:46 PM
Resentencing for Conrad Black on track for June 24

The resentencing of former media mogul Conrad Black on two remaining convictions remains on track for next month.

Black appeared Monday for a 10-minute hearing in federal court in Chicago.

An appeals court reversed two of Black's convictions last year, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling curtailing the "honest services" laws used to convict him of defrauding Hollinger International investors. It upheld one conviction for fraud and one for obstruction of justice. U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve confirmed Monday that she will resentence Black on June 24.

Black has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal on the two remaining charges. It hasn't said whether it will.

Black's empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph of London and smaller papers across the U.S. and Canada.