Convicted Felon Writes from Jail: I Don't Like Obama!

Glenn Reynolds links, with an “Ouch” to this column by Conrad Black attacking President Obama. Before you reach your fainting couch upon hearing that Black compares Obama to Herbert Hoover, you might want to consider the moral… elasticity of the source of the attack.

Black was convicted in Illinois U.S. District Court on 13 July 2007 and sentenced to serve 78 months in federal prison, pay Hollinger $6.1 million and a fine of $125,000.

Black was found guilty of diverting funds for personal benefit from money due Hollinger International when the company sold certain publishing assets and other irregularities. For example, in 2000, in an illegal and surreptitious arrangement that came to be known as the “Lerner Exchange,” Black acquired Chicago’s Lerner Newspapers and sold it to Hollinger. He also obstructed justice by taking possession of documents to which he was not entitled.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard his case on 8 December 2009[4] and is expected to render a decision in June 2010. Black’s application for bail has been rejected by both the Supreme Court and the US District Court judge who sentenced him.

Black, Federal Bureau of Prisons #18330-424, is incarcerated at Federal Correctional Institution Low, Coleman, a part of the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex Black will be released on October 30, 2013.

That’s right. Conrad Black is writing this attack on President Obama from the confines of prison. Where he’s serving a sentence, for fraud.

“Ouch” indeed.


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